Re: Upgrading to 2.4 kernel in Woody
Sorry email client didn't send my response to the list, so here it is for
At 08:00 PM 7/14/02, you wrote:
I'm using Woody with GRUB. I want to move to the 2.4 kernel and have been
reading about how to do so. I saw in an old message that the procedure is
to apt-get the kernel image then edit menu.lst. However, when I try to
apt-get the kernel image, I get a message:
"You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.4.16-k7)
This will not work unless you have configured your boot loader to use
I tried to look up docs on initrd -- seems to be a method of loading
a kernel onto a RAM disk. I'm not sure how to config grub to work with
initrd. I'd experiment, but I'm not experienced with bootloaders and I
don't want to end up with a situation where I can't run the OS any longer.
P.S. What exactly is the worst case scenario? If I ask apt-get to go
ahead and continue the install anyway, will I be able to boot my old
kernel if the new one doesn't work? Maybe I'm all worried about nothing?
I did this a little while back.
My grub menu.lst looks sort of like this (sorry it's on a different computer so
I typed it from one to the other).
title Debian (kernel 2.4.18)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18 root=/dev/hda3 ro apm=on
I left other images on the menu list and I can still access them. The problems
that I am having with it, is APM is not working (even though it is told to
on, it's my laptop :-) ) and sound locks up the box, but I've seen other things
in the lists that could explain that problem.
It helps to access the old images if you leave them on there.
I think you should really just build the kernel from source, I'm going to
actually get some time to do it.
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