Abrasive wrote:Oops. The kernel-source is not the kernel-image. You did not load a> Hi all. I downloaded the file: kernel-source-2.4.20_2.4.20-8_all.deb
> then ran dpkg -i kernel-source-2.4.20_2.4.20-8_all.deb
> However, I'm still loading the kernel 2.2.x
> Did I skip a step, or did I miss something entirely?
kernel to boot from. You loaded up the kernel source which may then
be used to either build your own kernel or build additional kernel
modules or whatever. A good thing to have around, along with
kernel-headers, but apparently not what you wanted.
Taking an example from one of my machines, an athlon k7, you want to
load "kernel-image-2.4.20-2-k7". Pick the appropriate kernel for your
Since I am running woody/stable and wanted to stay there I temporarily
added the following to my sources.list in order to easily install the
new kernel. Then commented it out again after the installation was
deb [url]http://http.us.debian.org/debian/[/url] woody-proposed-updates main non-free contrib
Following the directions for the installation I installed an initrd
kernel and added "initrd=/initrd.img" to my /etc/lilo.conf file. This
is all as directed in the instructions but they are a little compactly
written on the screen and so I mention it here so that you will be
prepared for it.
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