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Re: Is a kernel upgrade necessary ?

On 11/07/2006 10:50 AM, Nicolas Pillot wrote:

> - P75 is i586. does apt-get choose the right architecture ?
>  if not, should i select 2.4.x-x-386 or 2.4.x-x-586tsc (named
> "Pentium-Classic") ?
>  I'd say the later.
> - finally, there is no 2.6.x-x-586tsc. If i want 2.6, do i have to go
> "back"
>  to i386 ? Would this be a problem "performance" wise ? In this case,
>  would it be a possible option to compile the latest kernel on the 586 ?

Last year I installed sarge on a basic Pentium 200 Mhz with 96 Mb.  The
kernel image 2.4.27 586 was much faster for its desktop use than the 2.6
386 kernel, using sarge binaries.  (The box is no longer used.)

There were no problems going from 2.4 to 2.6 and back, other than normal
config file changes for sound, mouse, etc.

> - i have no quick physical access on that machine and i'm planning to
>  do the upgrade via ssh. Would there be any special pb ?

I don't know, but obviously it's your most important question!


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