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Bug#319878: kernel-image-2.6-686: the entire range of 2.6 debian kernels do not install on m/cs with <= 48mb RAM

On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 12:45:48AM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 03:51:22PM -0700, Matt Taggart wrote:

>  for this P120 (whatever) i have *shudder* had to use a
>  2.2.10-compact-pci kernel.

>  there exists a kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 (which i might try at some
>  point).

Uh, 2.4.18-bf2.4 was built solely for use with the woody installer, and is
only available in oldstable.  If you're considering using it as the kernel
on a newly-installed system, then it would seem support isn't of vital
importance to you after all.

>  ... would it not make an inordinate amount of sense to have a
>  kernel-image-2.6.N-bf2.6?

That wouldn't really be the right name for the flavor ("bf" refers to "boot
floppies", the old Debian installer), but I suppose a compact flavor that
statically enables a number of modules common to older hardware would be

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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