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Re: How much hassle to upgrade from 2.4.27 to 2.6.*?

Adam Funk wrote:
> I've got a Debian testing/unstable system running a 2.4.27-2-386 or
> 2.4.27-2-386 kernel, booted from LILO, and I'm thinking of upgrading
> to 2.6.something.  I had originally planned to wait until I had a new
> computer but I haven't got around to picking one out yet.
> If I just use aptitude to install a 2.6 kernel, how much trouble will
> it be to get it running?  I assume I'll need to edit lilo.conf to add
> a suitable entry without the "hdd=ide-scsi" option (then I'll be able
> to install and use pmount and to use cdrecord directly with the ATAPI
> cd-writer).  But there are any other complications?  Or is it really
> that simple?

You can actually remove the hdd=ide-scsi option altogether and write to
your CD Writer directly. ie. instead of:

cdrecord dev=0,0,0 ...

you use:

cdrecord dev=/dev/hdd ...

If you haven't already, any customization you did in the /etc/modutils
directory has to be moved over to your /etc/modprobe.d directory.

Those are the biggies I can think of.

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