Re: Upgrading Debian (debian-installer beta 2) to a modern kernel
> An upgrade to a modern kernel is available now for people who have
> installed Debian on their NSLU2 using debian-installer beta 2. The
> following does not apply to users of DebianSlug (the manual
> debootstrap method) but only to those who used debian-installer as
> described at http://cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/ Please also note that
> this is only for people who want to upgrade from an existing system
> installed with debian-installer beta 2 to a modern kernel - people who
> want to install a fresh Debian have to wait about one more week until
> we release release candidate 1 of debian-installer.
> The reason why a manual upgrade is necessary is described on the
> upgrade page but in short: we've made some major changes to allow
> kernels larger than 1 MB (a limitation NSLU2's RedBoot has) and this
> requires you to flash a new image. Since no data is stored in flash
> when you use Debian, this is not a problem.
> The actual instructions are available at:
> If you follow these instructions, your NSLU2 will boot into a new
> 2.6.17 kernel with the flash layout that allows us to have larger
> kernels than 1 MB and this in turn allows us to share one kernel with
> other IXP4xx boards.
Thanks. Great work!
> I am now working on 2.6.18 and will integrate the open source Ethernet
> If you have any problems with this upgrade process, please post to the
> mailing list and I will try to help.
Does the network card work in 2.6.17 or shall I wait until 2.6.18 is
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