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Re: kernels

notin@startrekmail.com writes:

> I'm having a huge problem trying to upgrade my kernel to
> Potato. I'm trying to do it all vie floppy disk, because
> I haven't been able to set up my PCMCIA network card
> yet. The kernel image is 13MB, which poses a bit of a
> challenge, as I don't think superdisks will work on my
> normal floppy drive ;p. My laptop is a 486 DX4  with
> 100mhz, 8MB RAM and 230MB HDD on my linux partition. It
> has no CD Rom eihter. All it has is a floppy disk drive.
> We managed to buy it 3 months before they released the
> laptop with CD Rom included. I'm babbling.
> Bottom line: Does anybody know of any easy way that I
> can upgrade my kernel? It seems as if I need a lot of
> packages and the 13MB image...

If the machine is networked (e.g. using an external modem), 'apt-get
install kernel-image-2.2.17 pcmcia-modules-2.2.17 pcmcia-cs'

You could use another machine the compile your own kernel on using
make-kpkg. The resulting .deb is typically about 800k. 

-- Andre

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