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Originally Posted by COKE CAN Originally Posted by ordoni use synaptic instead of apt-get What is that? Synaptic is a graphical frontend to apt-get. http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/...
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Quote Originally Posted by ordoni
    use synaptic instead of apt-get
    What is that?
    Synaptic is a graphical frontend to apt-get.

    http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    I installed 2.6.8-2-686 through apt-get. When I restarted, it hangs up on thse last 3 lines:

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    pivot_root: no such file or directory
    /bin/init: 432: can not open dev/console: no such file
    Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
    Why is this?

    It ran fine on my laptop, but not on my desktop.
    Perhaps the kernel image you used was not suitable for your desktop machine. What type of CPU do you have on it? If it's not a 686-type CPU, it won't work; you'll need a different kernel-image.
    Currently it's a P4 3.0GHz
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Quote Originally Posted by ordoni
    use synaptic instead of apt-get
    What is that?
    It's just a frontend for Apt. Same thing.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    I'm ordering an AMD 64 3500+ 939 Socket and a Gigabyte MoBo tonight though. I still have my laptop, which everything seems to be working great on, besides my wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Joe
    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Quote Originally Posted by ordoni
    use synaptic instead of apt-get
    What is that?
    It's just a frontend for Apt. Same thing.
    How would I use it? What command would I use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Yea, I'll stick the 2.4. When I apt-get the 2.6 kernel it doesn't work.
    The Debian docs makes it very clear that a kernel migration from the 2.4 to 2.6 series is not a procedure that is to be taken lightly. There are quite a few roadblocks that may be encountered and would need to be resolved before a successful install. It certainly is not just an "apt-get install" process for many, and I have a feeling that a lot of such advice is not coming from experience with your type of system. It may work on some but it definitely is not the proper method as it could result in some of the errors that you are describing.

    If you have followed the docs and still can't get the 2.6 kernel installed, you may very well save a great deal of time by just backing up your user configs and prefs, and doing a new install using the 2.6 version at the start of the process.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    How would I use it? What command would I use?
    It's in the Gnome panel menu under the name Synaptic.
    Or you can open a terminal and use the synaptic command as su.

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    $ su
    # synaptic
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Joe
    If you have followed the docs and still can't get the 2.6 kernel installed, you may very well save a great deal of time by just backing up your user configs and prefs, and doing a new install using the 2.6 version at the start of the process.
    If he does that, he'll be using the same kernel as you get with apt...(that didn't seem to work for him).
    Building a Debian kernel package yourself isn't hard at all
    (at what point did you get stuck?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    If he does that, he'll be using the same kernel as you get with apt...(that didn't seem to work for him).
    Building a Debian kernel package yourself isn't hard at all
    (at what point did you get stuck?).
    That is true, but I'm not convinced it isn't just a migration issue.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    When I boot and you get the verbose startup, etc., it goes through the USB, ethernet, dvdrw detection, etc. Then right after the DVDRW it gets the error I provided earlier.

    I just ordered a new MoBo and CPU. I need a new set anyways. Mine will go to a white screen when it sits too long.
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