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    How do I upgrade to a 2.6 kernel?


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    You could do it manually by getting the kernel from www.kernel.org and doing what's said in the second post here.

    You might be able to use apt-get to upgrade, but since I don't use debian, maybe somone else can say how to do this
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    Cool, I'll give it a try
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Cool, I'll give it a try
    That's not really needed in Debian.
    Simply use Apt.
    First see what's available:
    Code:
    apt-cache showpkg kernel-image
    Pick the latest one for your hardware.
    Code:
    apt-get install kernel-image-x.x.x-x
    ...and that's it.

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    If you are upgrading from a 2.4 to 2.6 kernel you'd better read:
    Upgrading to a Debian 2.6 Kernel
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    I installed 2.6.8-2-686 through apt-get. When I restarted, it hangs up on thse last 3 lines:

    Code:
    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.
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    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:

    Code:
    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.
    Anyone?
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    That's the downside of prebuild kernels.(they don't work with all hardware)
    Rebuilding it yourself might be your only option (or keep using 2.4)...

    PS: It's really not that hard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    That's the downside of prebuild kernels.(they don't work with all hardware)
    Rebuilding it yourself might be your only option (or keep using 2.4)...

    PS: It's really not that hard...
    How do I do it? I just messed my machine up, so is there a way to do it during install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    That's the downside of prebuild kernels.(they don't work with all hardware)
    Rebuilding it yourself might be your only option (or keep using 2.4)...

    PS: It's really not that hard...
    How do I do it? I just messed my machine up, so is there a way to do it during install?
    Boot with your (hopefully still existing) 2.4 kernel, rebuilt your 2.6 kernel(follow St.Joe's link) and reboot in 2.6...

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