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Old 01-16-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
Zack Alamy
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Question Kernel upgrade issue from 2.6.24 to


I installed a Debian Lenny distribution from a netinsall CD which istalled kernel version 2.6.24 on my machine (laptop and desktop).

However since i needed to do an upgrade to so i got it from untarred it, made a symbolic link at /usr/src/linux and ran the follwoing commands with success:

make dep
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install

After going through all the above steps i notices that the /boot/grub/menu.lst is not modified and does not show the new kernel. However i wanted to change teh menu.lst by hand but noticed that there is no initrd- created in the /boot directory and hence cannot use the new kernel.

Any help would be appreciated.


Old 01-16-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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Is there a particular reason you can't just install the 2.6.26 kernel from the Debian repositories?

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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In 2.6 kernels they are built a little different than the 2.4 kernels. What you did is correct for 2.4 kernels for 2.6 you do this.

make clean - if you need to
make - this builds the kernel and the modules in one step
make modules_install - installs the modules to /lib/modules
make install - installs to grub



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