Installing kernel 2.4 in Woody
I'm installing Woody on a Pentium Pro. I've done a net install, but have
not run tasksel yet.
The net install leaves me with kernel 2.2. I'd like to have the 2.4
kernel becasue I need the capability to mount a subdirectory, which
according to the man page is available in 2.4 but not 2.2.
Before I install 2.4 I have some questions which I hope some helpful
person can comment on!
- Do I simply do an
apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686
and reboot, or is there more to it than that?
- Both 2.4.16 and 2.4.18 are in the package lists for woody. Is there
any reason not to choose the latest version?
- It seems to me to make more sense to upgrade the kernel first and run
tasksel after. Am I right? Could tasksel cause kernel 2.4 to be
- Is 2.4 likely to cause any problems or conflicts with the packages
that would typically be loaded by tasksel? I would be selecting all the
development tasks, the desktop environment task, and the scientific
Thanks in advance to all you helpful people!