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Installing a new kernel...

I used apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-386 to update my kernel.


I added a line to lilo.conf regarding initrd=/initrd.img (or whatever it was that I was told to do while the new kernel was being installed).  Everything went swimmingly.  When I rebooted my system, I couldn’t see any problems with the modules being loaded and the devices being checked.  But, just as I was expecting it to offer me the graphical login screen, the whole screen went blank (not black though, it’s cyan or turquoise or a bluey green or…).


I was able to reboot and then use LILO to boot my old kernel so everything is under control, but I’m not sure what I did wrong in the install.  The instructions were pretty straightforward.  /vmlinuz points to the new kernel.  /vmlinuz.old points to the old one.  It was all done for me during the install.  In fact, the only thing I had to do was put the aforementioned line in lilo.conf


Any pointers would be appreciated…



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