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Re: 2.4 to 2.6 'upgrade'

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 12:36:26AM -0500, jlmb wrote:
> John Keimel wrote:
> > I have a new Dell Poweredge 750 that would not let me install 'linux26'
> > on at install boot. So I installed 'linux' from the boot CD. 
> > 
> > I subsequently installed kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686 on it. 
> > 
> > Now when I run "apt-get dist-upgrade" it tells me :
> > 
> > $ sudo apt-get -s dist-upgrade
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > Calculating Upgrade... Done
> > The following packages will be upgraded:
> >   kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386
> >   1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> >   Inst kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386 [2.4.27-10] (2.4.27-10sarge1
> >   Debian:3.1r1/stable, Debian-Security:3.1/stable)
> >   Conf kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386 (2.4.27-10sarge1 Debian:3.1r1/stable,
> >   Debian-Security:3.1/stable)
> > 
> Does kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686 boots properly? If yes, then remove
> kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386 from the system so it doesn't get updated anymore.
> jorge

And Justin wrote:

> You could uninstall the kernel.  Obviously don't do this until you've
> verified that another kernel on your system boots properly.     

Ahhhhhhh.... okay, I see... so one kernel image package, like 2.4.xx or
2.4.yy is different than the other and you can have multiple ones
installed and wanting to be upgraded at the same time. Now I can
understand that... that makes some sense and I hadn't thought of it that
way. I was considering it more like a 'packagename-1.1' and
'packagename-1.2' being the normal upgrade path, so that apt would have
indicators showing 'hey, this is the latest version here. Upgrade now. ' 

I have confirmed (uname -a) that I'm running the correct kernel (2.6)
and removed the extra packages of 2.4 kernel. This works. Thanks. 

Was looking at it very wrong before.

Thanks for the help Jorge and Justin. 


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