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Re: where to find a linux-image-2.6* package?

Andrew Schulman <andrex@alumni.utexas.net> writes:

>> I want to install a generic 64-bit kernel in order to complete my
>> installation of amd64 using debootstrap.
> OK, so I looked on my sarge installation DVD #1 and found a stock kernel
> package to get me started:
> kernel-image-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8_2.6.8-14_amd64.deb.  But now I can't install
> it, because it needs to build an initrd using 64-bit tools as part of the
> installation.  So I have a chicken-and-egg problem:
> * I can't install the 64-bit kernel, because it needs 64-bit tools to build
> its initrd.
> * I can't run the 64-bit tools yet, because I'm not running a 64-bit kernel.
> So it seems to me that for those of us who are still running in 32 bits,
> installing amd64 via debootstrap is simply not possible.  We have to boot
> debian-installer.  Am I wrong?
> Thanks,
> Andrew.

What exactly is the error message? You are the first to report failure
I've seen but certainly not the first to use that image. I believe it
should work and used to work.


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