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Old 09-01-2006, 08:15 PM   #31
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I installed 2.6-686 but it then also installed 2.6.8-3-686. Will do what you said now.
 
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I installed 2.6-686 but it then also installed 2.6.8-3-686. Will do what you said now.
You may want to go for the 2.6 kernel from the backports site then because that one is not agreeing with your hardware you can always boot the 2.4 install kernel remove the 2.6.8-3-686 and install the 2.6.16 one that should hopefully have the bug fixed.
 
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So I just add deb http://www.backports.org/debian sarge-backports main contrib non-free to my sources list, run apt-get update and then search for kernel-image 2.6.16?
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:40 PM   #34
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So I just add deb http://www.backports.org/debian sarge-backports main contrib non-free to my sources list, run apt-get update and then search for kernel-image 2.6.16?
Exactly then apt-get -t sarge-backports install kernel-image-2.6.16-???? if I remember the instructions for the -t option correctly and while at it install the rt2500-source from there as well.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:36 PM   #35
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It looks like it is called a Linux-image instead of an kernel-image. Is this right?
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:47 PM   #36
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It looks like it is called a Linux-image instead of an kernel-image. Is this right?
Yes that would be consistant with the new kernel package naming it won't make a difference when booting the files still go into the same places.
 
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I tried to install the kernel, but ran into some problems. It didn't install properly so I uninstalled, but now I can't get on the internet from Linux. So now I'm being faced with the first problem I was faced with when installing Linux for the first time last year I think it was. That is why i ditched Linux.
 
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Nevermind about the internet part. Got it figured out. I will post a more details description about what is going on with the kernel in a few minutes.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 03:29 PM   #39
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Okay... First of all. Should I install the 2.6.16-1-686 or the 2.6.16-2-686?
 
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Okay... First of all. Should I install the 2.6.16-1-686 or the 2.6.16-2-686?
The -2-686 it has the higher version number.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 04:19 PM   #41
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When I run apt-get -t sarge-backports install linux-image-2.6.16-2-686, this is the problem I run into:

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You are installing a kernel with an initrd image                         │
 │                                                                           │
 │ You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version             │
 │ 2.6.16-2-686) on a machine currently running kernel version               │
 │ 2.4.27-2-386.                                                             │
 │                                                                           │
 │ I have been unable to find a suitable tool for generating initrd images   │
 │ (I looked at the list "mkinitramfs-kpkg mkinitrd.yaird") This will break  │
 │ the installation, unless such tools are also being installed right now    │
 │ in the same run. (This means, one from the following list                 │
 │ initramfs-tools (>= 0.53) | yaird (>= 0.1.11) | linux-initramfs-tool,)
 
Old 09-02-2006, 04:38 PM   #42
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When I run apt-get -t sarge-backports install linux-image-2.6.16-2-686, this is the problem I run into:

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You are installing a kernel with an initrd image                         │
 │                                                                           │
 │ You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version             │
 │ 2.6.16-2-686) on a machine currently running kernel version               │
 │ 2.4.27-2-386.                                                             │
 │                                                                           │
 │ I have been unable to find a suitable tool for generating initrd images   │
 │ (I looked at the list "mkinitramfs-kpkg mkinitrd.yaird") This will break  │
 │ the installation, unless such tools are also being installed right now    │
 │ in the same run. (This means, one from the following list                 │
 │ initramfs-tools (>= 0.53) | yaird (>= 0.1.11) | linux-initramfs-tool,)
I never use an initrd so am not sure which is needed but check to see which of those packages listed is available on my install only the first two initramfs-tools and yaird are here. I would choose the first since it looks like a generic package the install line to use would be apt-get -t sarge-backports install linux-image-2.6.16-2-686 initramfs-tools then they will both be installed at the same time with the ramfs being configured first for use when installing the kernel.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 05:36 PM   #43
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I don't know if you are still subscribed to my other thread about resolution locate at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...93#post2406693 but I'm trying to sort out my nvidia driver again. So if you can just take a look there it would be much appreciated.
 
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Oh yeah, The Kernel is working. Thanks
 
Old 09-03-2006, 04:30 PM   #45
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Success! But I still can't pickup the wifi card though. What do I do now? I checked the first page you sent me to for setting up the card, but I don't know where to resume.
 
  


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