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Re: Kernel update process?

On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 17:04, Danny O'Brien wrote:
> Sorry to have to post to ask for help on this basic task, but I can't 
> find a step-by-step kernel replacement procedure anywhere on the Debian 
> site. I've digested the Dwarf's Guide also, without revelation. Maybe 
> I'm not hunting properly?
> We're running kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 -- is there a more recent version? 
> I've done a grep-available -P kernel|grep ^Package|sort, but the 
> results don't show a more recent version than 2.4.18.
> I'm familiar with "apt-get" -- can I use apt-get to update the kernel? 
> If not, what's the proper procedure?
> Thanks for any assistance,
> Danny O'Brien
Source: kernel-image-2.4.18-i386bf
Version: 2.4.18-5
Provides: kernel-image,  kernel-image-2.4
Depends: fileutils (>= 4.0), modutils (>= 2.3.12)
Suggests: lilo (>= 19.1),  fdutils, kernel-doc-2.4.18
Size: 6420116
MD5sum: ee8ad5141f09241701b5f9320acc286d
Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.4.18 (bf variant) on 386.
 This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.4.18 on 386,
 corresponding System.map file, and the modules built by the packager. 
It also
 contains scripts that try to ensure that the system is not left in a
 unbootable state after an update.
 NOTE: This package is primarily intended to be used as the initial
 installation kernel. You may go fine with it but if you need
 additional drivers or optimisation for your CPU type, please look at
 the other kernel-image-2.4.18-* packages.

As you can see you are running a bf kernel that is old and has security
apt-cache search 2.4.18 will give you some updated choices.
You can of course build you own.

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