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    Manually upgrading kernel sources

    Hi all. First post.

    I haven't used Linux very much, so I'm not sure how to do this. I'm presently running the 2.6.24-26 version of the Linux kernel on Ubuntu. However, I need to upgrade to 2.6.32

    I have the source files (arch, block, firmware, drivers, kernel, include, etc), but I have no idea how to change the source of the kernel, or if there's an easier/automatic way to do this, and I specifically need the 2.6.32 version.

    Thanks in advance. I'm sure this is a fairly simple question, but as I said I've never had to do much management on any Linux machines. I've tried to find the answer on my own before registering here but I didn't turn up anything that gave me much of a clue.

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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Hello and Welcome.
    You can follow along this link but you must remember this is an example and you need to substitute the correct filenames and whatnot.
    How To Compile A Kernel - The Ubuntu Way | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

    Here is another one you may find useful also.
    HOWTO: Kernel Compilation for Newbies - Ubuntu Forums
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    Linux Engineer Kloschüssel's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Ubuntu has 2.6.32 in their repositories since lucid. See: Ubuntu -- Details of package linux-image in lucid. So if you run either lucid or maverick you should be able to apt-get upgrade easily. Unfortunatly 2.6.32 hasn't made it into karmic, so you would have to either compile/package it yourself or dist-upgrade to lucid or maverick. Beware: the newest (natty) doesn't include 2.6.32 anymore as they package linux-image >= 2.6.38. Hope this helps.

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