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Old 04-19-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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Can apt-get downlaod and install kernel updates?

Can apt-get downlaod and install kernel updates? How about kernel upgrades to 2.4? 2.6?
Old 04-19-2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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Yes, apt-get can download and install kernel packages... As long as the repositories you have in /etc/apt/sources.list have the packages and any dependencies in them.

Usually, you need to run "apt-get install kernel", and it will give you a list of available kernel packages. Then, you run "apt-get install kernel#version.numbers" to install the specific kernel version you want.
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Sure can, I used synaptic do download and install the kernel (2.6.25 in sarge) then did update-grub, and everything worked fine.

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