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Old 06-30-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Need help using ksplice!

hello i recently found out about ksplice which lets you perform updates without a reboot

i tried to install it but i dont know how to use it

i am pretty sure i installed it correctly
i installed it through the terminal by typing sudo apt-get install ksplice and everything went well (it shows up in the synamptc package manager as installed)

the problem is i dont know how to update using ksplice
there isnt anything in the ubuntu menu about ksplice and it doesnt show up in the panel either
i checked here [ ] and it says you can insert a command to upgrade but this is what i get

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo uptrack-upgrade
sudo: uptrack-upgrade: command not found
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ uptrack-upgrade
bash: uptrack-upgrade: command not found

i know there are updates availabe for my system since i checked using the regular ubuntu update manager
i cannot reboot since i am using a live cd and i desperately need to upgrade to the latest kernel for this reason

can you guys help me use it i really need this
Old 07-01-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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ksplice is for patching the kernel without rebooting. Is that what you really want to do? It is not for performing updates w/o rebooting in general but only for kernel patches. If you have installed it then
man ksplice
should give you some information about it.

Judging from your post, I don't think you want to be messing with this one. Let me repeat, it is NOT for upgrading your kernel but rather for applying kernel patches without having to reboot.

If you want to upgrade your kernel (from, say, 2.6.26 to 2.6.30) then that is a different procedure.

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