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Re: potato ugrade confusion

"Christian T. Steigies" wrote:
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> Its a 2.0 kernel, somehow the 2.2 kernel for mac has never been uploaded, so
> its not available as a package on the CDs. Its is part of the boot floppies,
> so when you do a fresh install, you will have 2.2 running, you will have 2.2
> modules, etc. BTW simply installing the package does not get you running a
> new kernel, you (still) have to reboot the machine to use the new kernel.
> And when you reboot, you have to tell your bootstrap program to use the new
> kernel image (linux, vmlinux, maclinux, whatever you call it). For that
> purpose you usually have to copy the kernel to a native (mac) partition, so
> that the bootstrap program (penguin) can see it.

I usually mount the native partition on boot and symlink the /boot
directory to the directory on the native partition where my kernel is
located.  This makes updating the kernel much simpler,

> Might be worth a detailed discussion in the FAQ... anyway, kernel-images are
> already mentioned there. I put them all (including the missing mac 2.2) at:
> http://www.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/kernel-image/
> Christian
> --
> http://www.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/potato

Ray Knight
1983 XJ900 Seca

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