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When I attempt to install a custom compiled kernel (2.6.28.X) from debs on my system, I get the following error: dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb (--install): trying to overwrite `/lib/firmware/atmsar11.fw', which ...
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    cannot install custom kernel 2.6.28.x series due to /lib/firmware


    When I attempt to install a custom compiled kernel (2.6.28.X) from debs on my system, I get the following error:

    dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb (--install):
    trying to overwrite `/lib/firmware/atmsar11.fw', which is also in package linux-image-2.6.27.10-em64t
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)


    Here is the complete log:
    Code:
    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb 
    [sudo] password for squishy: 
    (Reading database ... 144190 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t (from linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb) ...
    Done.
    dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb (--install):
     trying to overwrite `/lib/firmware/atmsar11.fw', which is also in package linux-image-2.6.27.10-em64t
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Running postrm hook script /sbin/update-grub.
    Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
    Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
    Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
    Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.10-em64t
    Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic
    Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
    
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb
    I know that I can remove my current functional linux-image through dpkg and then I can install the new one, but I'd like to keep both on the system.

    Here is the guide I have been using to compile a custom kernel on Intrepid.

    There is also this related bug over at launchpad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graysky View Post
    linux-image-2.6.28.7-em64t_1_amd64.deb
    You have an AMD 64 bit processor?

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    No, that's just the name of the package... it's an X3360 (quad core xeon).

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