linux 2.4.21 on stable (was: Re: booting 2.4 kernel on old PC)
> Would it be possible that the 2.4 kernel has dropped support for a
> chipset that worked in in the 2.2 kernel? Should I file a bug report?
Digging on kernel.org I found that this is likely a bug, which was
fixed in the official kernel between 2.4.21pre1 and pre2. So I want
to try 2.4.21 on my stable system.
There is a debian image for 2.4.21 in testing, but not in stable. In
addition, the kernel image in testing (but not the source) requires
newer versions of modutils and initrd-tools than are available in
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?
Are modutils and initrd-tools likely to be an issue?
Thanks a lot,