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AW: AW: dist-upgrade on remote server

And that is not the case...
i need the old kernel for backup, but the 2.2 Kernel wouldn't work with
woody (devfs,...), this one is s.th i have tested...

Any work around? or just be extar careful before re-booting?

The way to go is by now:
- open multiple connections to the host (ssh, telnet-ssl)
- source.list points to woody
- "apt-get -d dist-upgrade" to download all packages
- apt-get dist-upgrade to install them.
- recompile new kernel for the used hardware.
- install that new kernel.
- reboot
- enjoy or curse the world...

Am i missing s.th.?

and the i just need to dare the deed... 


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: I. Forbes [mailto:iforbes@zsd.co.za]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 5. Februar 2002 15:22
An: Andreas Rabus
Cc: debian-isp@lists.debian.org
Betreff: Re: AW: dist-upgrade on remote server

Hello Andreas 

You should be able to upgrade potato to woody with a 2.2 series 

You can compile/upgrade your kernel after the debian upgrade.

I would prefer to compile and test the kernel on a local machine and 
create a "kernel-image...deb" file.  Then copy this onto the new 
server and install it with dpkg.  But then you need to have the same 
hardware on your local machine to test it with.



On 5 Feb 2002, at 14:35, Andreas Rabus wrote:

> Is it possible to compile a new kernel befor the reboot?
> Whats about 
> Our remote box has an RAID Controler from GDT whos driver surely is not in
> the default kernel...
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Donovan Baarda [mailto:abo@minkirri.apana.org.au]
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 5. Februar 2002 14:08
> An: I. Forbes
> Cc: Andreas Rabus; debian-isp@lists.debian.org
> Betreff: Re: dist-upgrade on remote server
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 11:52:49AM +0200, I. Forbes wrote:
> > Hello Andreas
> > 
> > It should be possible.  I upgraded a number machines from slink to
> > potato - remotely but I  have not started on remote potato to woody
> > upgrades yet.  If helps if you have practised on a local machine.
> > 
> > I suggest you take a few precautions:
> [...]
> > -   be vary careful before you re-boot the machine.
> I just had to travel to a server that failed to come up from a reboot
> remote upgrade to woody. The problem was kernel-2.4.17's initrd stuff
> automaticly load the AHA-2940 module... In the 2.2.x series kernel this
> have been compiled in, but for the new 2.4.x series it needed an entry in
> /etc/modules. I ended up manualy running modconf to add it in, then
> dpkg-reconfigure'd the kernel to make sure the initrd had it in. Another
> option that _might_ have worked is installing discover... 
> Just something else to be wary of :-(
> -- 
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