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Old 10-06-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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How to update Debian install

I am not sure if this is where this should go, if not please let me know.

What I am having trouble doing is installing debian on my system that has an Adaptec SATA 1420 card on it.

It seems that the newer kernels will support this chip and I was thinking about upgrading the installer program to the newer kernel.

I however cannot seem to find any non-conflicting information on how to do this for Debian Sarge.

Any help you folks can provide would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
Old 10-06-2005, 02:26 PM   #2
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You can just upgrade the kernel using apt, it takes care of adding it to grub and all of that too, and the latest one you have installed I believe becomes the default in grub as well (grub is the boot loader btw). So all you need to do is a:

apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386

Or whatever kernel you need, they have the 2.6.11 kernels available and optimized for other cpus, for example, if you have an athlon xp, you could get the k7 kernel instead of just the 386 one. Also, if you ever need to do things that compile against the kernel, you might want to install the kernel-headers, they're usually called kernel-headers-2.6blahblah, the same suffix as your kernel.

You can use synaptic of course as well, just search for kernel or whatever and you'll find it. It works really well to, upgrading kernels has always been painless this way for me I was amazed myself how nice it was the first time I did it.

You could always compile your own kernel but it takes a long time, but sometimes you need certain options enabled, but unless that is needed, I find it a bit too troubling and difficult, at least for me. I'd just go with apt/synaptic.

Edit: forgot to say, just install it with synaptic, then restart your comp and hopefully it will be the new kernel as default in grub, and it will boot up fine and you're good to go. If you use the nvidia drivers those will have to be reinstalled but that's about it.

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Old 10-06-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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or when your booting off the debian net installer disc try using linux26 oppose to just hitting enter.. .that will automatically load the latest version of linux on that cd
Old 10-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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Tried that.
Same result.

No partitions available error
Old 10-06-2005, 06:48 PM   #5
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Your subject says update, but your description states install. Are you trying to upgrade a Debian install or install Debian? Is there an operating system on this machine, or a blank HD.
Old 10-06-2005, 06:58 PM   #6
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Okay here is what I am trying to do.

I wish to install Debian Sarge onto a set of SATA Drives that are controlled by an Adaptec 1420sa controller.

So far my research has shown that in order to install fresh to this controller I would need to install Sarge with the latest kernel and then update my installer program with the new kernel.

My hopes in doing this is to install Sarge fresh onto the new drives being controlled by the Adaptec controller.

Currently I am unable to install to these drives because Sarge is unable to see the drives and the controller.
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I found this by googling debian Adaptec 1420sa.

Does this help at all?
Old 10-11-2005, 09:36 AM   #8
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I tried the link: says file not found.
Old 10-21-2005, 12:43 AM   #9
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