Re: linux 2.4.21 on stable (was: Re: booting 2.4 kernel on old PC)
> 2.4.21 runs just great on Woody.
And indeed it works on my old hardware that 2.4.18 does not work on.
Hopefully 2.4.21 will enter Woody officially soon, so it's covered by
> > If I don't want to destabilise my stable system by mixing central
> > packages, my best bet seems to be to fetch kernel-package and
> > build the kernel-source-2.4.21 from testing on stable.
> > Would I use kernel-package from stable for that and would that be
> > able to build the kernel from testing?
> It will work fine from stable.
Yup, it worked on my second attempt. On the first attempt I said 'M'
to all kernel facilities that I did not say 'Y' to in 'make config',
"just to be sure", and some modules did not compile. Then I realised
I could make a new custom kernel at any time and selected only what I
really needed, and it worked.
> > Are modutils and initrd-tools likely to be an issue?
Modules are fine too. On my second attempt I built without --initrd.
Once I accepted that the custom kernel was for the particular machine,
I felt it was unnecessary. I may not even use modules at all next time.
Thanks for your help, Roberto.