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Old 01-21-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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Best way to deploy kernel?

For learning porpouses I've just built my first kernel from source ( and upgrade a debian Etch box to the latest kernel version. Worked fine.
I followed the "standard" procedure:

make menuconfig
$ make bzImage
$ make modules
# make modules_install
# mkinitrd...
So, I'd like to deploy the new compiled kernel to other Debian boxes that they are actually running Sarge, with kernel 2.4.27
Which would be the best procedure to deploy the new kernel to those boxes?

Copying the compiled kernel image, the initrd ramdisk image and the /lib/modules/2.6.x.x directory?
Or the make-kpkg approuch is better?

Thanks in advance,
Old 01-21-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what is the best approach, but I think you might run into some other problems when switching from a 2.4 to 2.6 kernel. I believe the main one is that hotplug doesn't function with the 2.6 kernels, which use udev instead.
Old 01-21-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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I understand. I'll see if I can rebuild the last version of the 2.4 kernel to use it on those boxes.



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