Installing an earlier kernel
I have a recalcitrant hardware driver (IP2) which oopses my Woody server. I
cannot get a reply from the maintainer, so I thought I would try a 2.2
series kernel (currently running 2.4.18-bf2.4).
I found some instructions which seem absurdly simple:
- apt-get install kernel-image-2.2.20
- Say "yes" to alter/install LILO
- run lilo (just to ensure no errors)
I simply (and quickly) want to see if my oops goes away with a 2.2 kernel;
2.2.20 is the latest binary in Woody (apt-cache search kernel-image). Is
there a problem with going "backwards" in kernel versions?
No thanks, I do *not* (yet) want to compile a custom kernel ... patches ...
blah blah and blah. :-)