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Re: knoppix/debian

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 17:45, debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org 
> Hello,
> an anyone tell me if is possible to use apt to upgrade to sarge from
> knoppix?
> Thanks.
> Gavin.

I am running 2.6.3-2 kernel, unstable. I started with a Knoppix HD-install. 
Knoppix still does the boot-hardware-detection and sets up the desktop but 
everything else is from unstable (sarge).

Change the Default-Release in /etc/apt/apt.conf to "testing" or 
"unstable" ( "unstable" will be more consistant and even better behaved 
according to recent posts here). Then do apt-get update.

Now you can do apt-get for upgrade and dist-upgrade.
Best to try first with -s option and read what it intends to do  because there 
are some horror-stories around. If you think it's OK, go ahead without -s. If 
it looks too threatening, pick and choose what to upgrade  or install.

Upgrading to a newer kernel is done using apt-get install kernel-image ...... 
All these kernel images use an initrd (something which I needed but never got 
to work with the Knoppix kernel). So read up on that a little. The install 
does it for you but you should set up /etc/mkinitrd/mkinitrd.conf beforehand.

Another hint: The KDE KPackage utility is a nice GUI for apt-get and you get 
to see a list of installed, to-be-upgraded and new packages. Aptitude is 
another GUI utility you might find useful.

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