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Re: What will be old configurations if new kernel installed

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 03:23:40PM +0200, E&Erdem wrote:
> Hi,
> I didn't find /usr/share/kernel-image-2.4.18-bf.2.4/ also there isn't
> any kernel image folder on my machine (?)

 I think he meant to say /usr/share/doc/...

> So i forget all other things
> and installed bf2.4 again (apt-get update && apt-get install
> kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4)

 If you're installing a new kernel anyway, you might as well install a
non-bootfloppies one, like kernel-image-2.4.18-k7.  (or -686, or whatever.)

 Like other people have said, some things might be modules that were
compiled in before, so put 
alias eth0 tulip
(or whatever the module for your NIC is)
in /etc/modutils/local.conf, and run update-modules.  (While you're at it,
put it in /etc/modprobe.conf too, so you'll be ready for 2.6).

> Everything went fine. I were asked just a few
> questions, that's all. I've not had dependency problems. And i rebooted
> my machine. (But before this i run lilo. It said "Skipping vmlinuz.OLD")
> Still, i can't believe that's ok. :))

 /etc/lilo.conf's entry for vmlinuz.OLD is probably for a /vmlinuz.old, if
any.  There won't be one if you only have one kernel-image package
installed (and you haven't manually changed the symlinks).  lilo skips
entries that are marked as optional when the kernel file isn't there.

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Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@cor , des.ca)

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