Re: Kernel Question (Johannes Berg?)
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- Subject: Re: Kernel Question (Johannes Berg?)
- From: "Sammy" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 17:27:10 +0200
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>> I have a PowerBook G4 1.67GHz with an ATi Radeon 9700 video card. (I have
>> noticed that Johannes Berg has the same system that's why I thought he
>> be the best to answer the question.)
> Yeah, but please don't put it into the subject. That'll just stop other
> people from responding faster than I will (if I will).
>> Which kernel version (according to experience) should I best be using?
>> currently using the 2.6.8-powerpc version that installed with the sarge
> Well, 2.6.15.x works great. Currently I'm running 2.6.16-rc4-f52ee1
> (straight from git)
>> 1- Is there any information online about how to get a better compatible
>> kernel and compile it if necessary to upgrade my current kernel?
> kernel.org has the kernels... there's a kernel building faq.
I'll certainly look there. I hope they also have config files (actually, I
hope I know what I'm talking about by saying this!)
>> 2- Will this affect the aptitude upgrade process? I mean, if I'm
>> how can I prevent aptitude from overwriting my kernel?
> look at kernel-package (the debian package) and its documentation
>> 3- Is there a way to fully back up my system (including the MacOS X
>> partition and all) so that I can just re-dump it all again onto the
>> in case this procedure fails somehow?
> Use target disk mode and another computer that has firewire. Or just
> hope you can fix up the system by booting an old kernel (always keep the
> current kernel in your yaboot config if you install a new one!)
How do I do this (keep the current kernel in your yaboot config)?