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Re: upgrading kernel 2.6.8 -> 2.6.18

On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 03:30:18PM +0100, Marcus Sobchak wrote:

> one of my boxes moves to new hardware, which comes which a LSI MegaRaid.
> This seems not to be supported by sarge's standard 2.6.8 kernel. I don't
> want to upgrade the machine to etch. I think the best solution might be
> to use a backported kernel. But what's the best way to change from
> sarge's 2.6.8-3-686-smp kernel to backport's 2.6.18-3-686 kernel ? I'm
> not sure what or which packages I have to put to my source.list and the
> syntax of preferences and source file? (and is there a smp package for
> kernel-2.6.18 too)?

As per http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions

echo deb http://www.backports.org/debian sarge-backports main >> /etc/apt/source.list
apt-get -t sarge-backports install linux-image-2.6.18-3-686

I believe all the debian kernels are built with SMP support these days.



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