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Old 05-20-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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New KERNEL?


Hi!

I've installed Debian since 3 months and I'm very happy with this choice...

The kernel's version is 2.2-idepci and I would like to upgrade to a newest version.

First because I've found an ST WebCAM which work only with 2.4> kernel
even I think that 2.2idepci is a bit older...

Now, how do i do?
Which is the way to do that?

I know that I must download kernel source and compile them... AND ...???

My machine is a Celeron 333 98Mb Ram 40Gb Disk ... and so on...

ThkS!

Cia!
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:35 AM   #2
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Code:
# apt-cache search kernel-image
choose one of the kernel images, then...
Code:
# apt-get install kernel-image-2.<whateveryouchose>
no need to compile a kernel unless the provided images don't provide what you need. I know Woody provides an optional 2.4 kernel but I don't know if it's late enough to support your webcam. If it doesn't, installing a kernel from sarge isn't much harder.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:34 PM   #3
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The Very Verbose Guide to Updating and Compiling Your Debian Kernel

http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2949
 
Old 05-21-2004, 04:23 AM   #4
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I tried to do this
Code:
apt-get install kernel-image.2.4.18-1-686
but it says:
Quote:
You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.4.18-1-686)
This will not work unless you have configured your boot loader to use
initrd. (An initrd image is a kernel image that expects to use an INITial
Ram Disk to mount a minimal root file system into RAM and use that for
booting).
As a reminder, in order to configure lilo, you need to
add an 'initrd=/initrd.img' to the image=/vmlinuz
stanza of your /etc/lilo.conf
But when I tried to lunch lilo it says
Quote:
initrd/initrd.img not found
I think I try to recompile it...
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:55 AM   #5
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the easiest way to install a new kernel is with synaptic....no compile..no config
 
Old 05-21-2004, 03:09 PM   #6
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I do not think that you have to recompile your kernel-image.

As you executed lilo - after a hopefully complete intallation of your new kernel - the error message said:

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initrd/initrd.img not found
This means lilo can't find the 'initrd.img' in the directory '/initrd'.

But, what you need in 'etc/lilo.conf' is the entry:

Quote:
initrd=/initrd.img
Can it be that you have forgotten to write the '=' in your lilo.conf?

OK, hope this helps to solve your trouble, if not please post the error messages.

bluebirdz
 
  


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