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Re: 2.4 Kernel Stability

You're confusing debian versions with kernel versions. Debian woody (3.0)
can run on top of a 2.4.x kernel - I do it with 2.4.20, which I had to
download by hand from packages.debian.org, but if you're OK with 2.4.18,
you can get it with apt-get:

cd /usr/src
apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.18
bunzip2 kernel-source*bz
tar xf kernel-source-2.4.18.tar
cd kernel-source-2.4.18
make menuconfig


make-kpkg kernel_image
cd ..
dpkg -i ./kernel-image-.....

should do it.


Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, James wrote:

> Hello,
> I need many of the new features in a 2.4 based kernel on my portable.
> However, I like the Stable
> packages, as I have not had any issues, except my own lack of knowledge
> of Debian on a laptop.
> 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?
> I have a Prostar P-IV running at 2GHz....
> I have not tried to fix these 2.2 problems:
> /dev/dsp            device not found and not working i.e. no sound. (I
> prefer Alsa)
> CD/DVD         anything as the native deb install does not allow much of
> anything to work
>                             I install with floppies....
> Could a portable boot 2 kernels (2.2.a and 2.4) from lilo without having
> the installed packages wig out?
> This way I can test everything on the same portable BEFORE making a
> permanent commitment to 2.4.
> Is 2.4.x near a formal release for Debian?
> I really do not want to install everthing twice, but, if I have to I
> could do this and test all that is critical
> on 2.4, before deleteing the 2.2 kernel and packages? Suggestions and
> pointers to a  howto?
> Actually, this is hopefully answered somewhere(in a howto) ????
> I also want to add xawtv and many other MPEG4 packages, but, they only
> seem to run on a 2.4 kernel.
> Ideas and suggestions are most welcome!
> James
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