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Old 10-29-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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How to install 2.6.7 kernel without apt-get


Hello all,

I am running Woody (2.4.18) on my second pc. It does not support my network card (3Com 3c920B), so I cannot use apt-get ... .
I found some info on google that I have to upgrade to the 2.6.7 kernel, because this kernel supports my network device.

I downloaded 2 files : kernel-image-2.6.7-1-686_2.6.7-2_i386.deb and kernel-source-2.6.7_2.6.7-4_all.deb

Can someone tell me how to build and install this new kernel, because all info I find on google refers to using apt-get to install new kernels ...

Please help this newbie ...
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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dpkg -i <kernel-image-name>
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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Is that all you have to do ?
And what about the other file then ?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:50 PM   #4
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I tried it, but tho command does not work.
I get an error : "Could not find mkinitrd command"

Like I said, I'm totally new to Debian and I don't understand what to do
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
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if you would (or could) use:

apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.7-1-686

apt will handle the dependencies that provide mkinitrd for you. Why can't you use apt-get?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 07:13 PM   #6
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perhaps using the new business card installer
will work......http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

download the iso and burn it to a cd ...then boot the cd in the woody machine...
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:47 AM   #7
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All of you thanx for the reply !

I cannot use apt-get, because I cannot connect to the internet.
Apparently, the 2.4.18 does not support my 3Com (3c920B) network device ...

I will try to make that CD now, hopefully this will work
 
Old 10-30-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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Code:
amy:~# modinfo 3c59x
filename:      /lib/modules/2.4.18-bf2.4/kernel/drivers/net/3c59x.o
description:   "3Com 3c59x/3c9xx ethernet driver LK1.1.16 19 July 2001"
[...]
if your kernel is the 2.4.18-bf2.4 that ships with debian, you might just try
Code:
modprobe 3c59x
and see if that works
 
  


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