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Re: What is up with Debian 2.2 Potato ??

On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 12:04:39PM -0400, Christopher W. Aiken wrote:
> The "Welcome" screen indicates that 2.2.17 is the kernel 
> version that will be used.  When I finally get to the
> "Load base system" I choose the "default paths" on the CD.
> /insmnt...../2.2.16 is the default??? Well, OK  lets keep
> going.  Base system is loaded, modules are all picked out and
> it's time to reboot the system.  Reboot.  What? can't find
> /dev/ttyS0 (or S1,S2,S3)  Why not?  Debian 2.1 could find
> my serial ports.  What are all these failed module 
> dependencies?  The bootup is looking for /lib/modules/2.2.12 !!!
> I brought up a new virtual terminal and sure enough a
> uname -a shows kernel 2.2.12, but there is no /lib/modules/2.2.12
> There is however a /lib/modules/2.2.17.  

2.2.16 is the version of the boot-floppies (images, disks etc..), not the
kernel version. A common miconception because of their similar version
numbers, but wrong none-the-less.

If you booted 2.2.12, perhaps you did not purge the old installation


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