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Re: Is a kernel upgrade necessary ?



In article <4551E04D.8040904@auracom.com> you wrote:
> Nicolas,

> >> - is it worth an upgrade ?
> >>
> >> - is it as simple as an apt-get install kernel-image-xxx ?
> >>     
> 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.
> Regards,
> Dave Whelan.

I had a similar problem with the system hanging during
bootup.  In my case, it was something to do with acpi.
So there is definitely some risk involved in upgrading
to to kernel 2.6, especially in your situation.

   Larry



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