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Re: Will 2.4.20 Source be patched for the latest kernel vulnerability?

Rick Moen wrote:
Quoting Riku Valli (riku.valli@piilinna.net):

How about boot floppies kernel?  Kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 which is default
kernel for woody.

Default _installation_ kernel.  My understanding is that it's expected
you'd apt-get install an image suitable to your hardware at the end of installation.

That may be expected, but I would bet good money that it's not actually the case. I suspect that over 50% of debian installs use the default installation kernel until there is some good reason to change it (ie, something doesn't work).

Of course, I might be totally wrong. I never use debian kernels.


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