Re: Is a kernel upgrade necessary ?
Douglas Tutty wrote:
No kernel-panic, it just stops at the end of the line and doesn't accept
any further keyboard input.
I've just done almost exactly the same thing as you are contemplating
(upgraded to sarge, then from 2.2.20idepci to 2.6.8-3-386). I used
aptitude to install the new kernel and seemingly everything went well,
but when I rebooted, it gets to the boot message "Starting periodic
command scheduler: cron" and then it hangs. I am trying to figure this
one out right now. My advice is to make absolutely sure you create a
boot disk using your old 2.2.20, otherwise you might be screwed; come to
think of it, if the same thing happens to you, you might be screwed
anyway as you're doing things remotely.
When you say it hangs, does it kernel-panic? If so, you can tell the
kernel to reboot after a delay instead of just sitting there.