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Re: Sarge kernel update, using newer kernel, should I update older kernel?

On Friday 23 December 2005 02:17 am, Greg Madden wrote:
> On Thursday 22 December 2005 21:24, Laszlo wrote:
> > For a Debian Sarge/Stable install, I originally installed Sarge when
> > Sarge just went stable.  I believe the first kernel was 2.6.8 that I
> > installed as part of the Sarge install (instead of the 2.4.x series).
> > I subsequently upgraded to 2.6.11-k-7 (pulled from debian testing or
> > unstable at the time) and am running that kernel currently.  When I
> > upgraded, I left 2.6.8 as a choice at bootup.
> >
> > While running 2.6.11-k-7, can I update/upgrade the 2.6.8 kernel that
> > shows as upgradable in synaptic/apt-get?  I'd like to keep an up to
> > date 2.6.8 for emergency purposes, but I don't know if the upgrade will
> > work if I'm running 2.6.11 at the time of the upgrade.  Or do I have to
> > boot into 2.6.8 prior to upgrading 2.6.8?
> >
> > Will upgrading 2.6.8 as the stable updates request just add a patch to
> > the kernel, or will I have to go through all the kernel flags again,
> > the modules and recompile?
> It will upgrade the Sarge version, security update probably, just make
> sure that it does not offer to delete,  what it thinks,  is an obsolete
> kernel..though there will be plenty of warnings trying to remove a
> running kernel.
> --
> Greg Madden

Is it ok to install this patch or perform this upgrade to 2.6.8 while running 
2.6.11-k7 or do I need to boot into the 2.6.8 kernel before patching/ 

-- Laszlo
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