[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: 2.4 Kernel Stability



[20030630] James (wireless@tampabay.rr.com) wrote:

> I read that may people are running 2.4.x kernels on their portables. Is 
> there a (semi) stable release
> of  Debian 2.4, that I can run on a portable?

Even woody has 2.4.18. On your boot cd type bf24 [enter]...

> I have a Prostar P-IV running at 2GHz....

You defenitely need 2.4 to get 100% from that monster :)

> Could a portable boot 2 kernels (2.2.a and 2.4) from lilo without having 
> the installed packages wig out?

As many as you want. Just add the right entries in your
/etc/lilo.conf and run lilo.

> This way I can test everything on the same portable BEFORE making a 
> permanent commitment to 2.4.

For a debian pre-compiled kernel :
$ apt-cache search kernel-image-2.4
$ apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.'LATEST VERSION'-686

The other option is to compile your own kernel, even with acpi
support (w/ patches), since your laptop must be an acpi one :
$ apt-get install kernel-source-2.4'LATEST VERSION'
(for non-ACPI)

or

fetch 2.4.21 from www.kernel.org & the appropriate patch from
acpi.sourceforge.net.

In both cases read the 'kernel compile how-to' in LDP.

Also 
$ apt-get install kernel-package libncurses-dev
$ man make-kpkg

to compile it the "debian way" :)

-- 
Manolis Tzanidakis
(mtzanidakis-at-freemail-dot-gr)
Jabber: mtzanidakis@jabber.org
ICQ: 102798230
GnuPG Key Fingerprint: 
5CA5 41D6 09F1 C4B9 C331
65EF 4B3F 6979 EB8C 88F3
Get my public key at: pgp.mit.edu

Attachment: pgpQgQ0Nf7cN3.pgp
Description: PGP signature


Reply to: