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Re: dumb question about upgrading the kernel and SATA disks....

On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 12:47:31AM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:

> >First you should try installing the kernel available in sarge. Use
> >
> >    aptitude install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-k7
> I did this. It worked.
> uname -a
> Linux spc1-burn4-0-0-cust262 2.6.8-3-k7 #1 Tue Dec 5 23:58:25 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Great. Does the SATA disk work?

> >or if you want to always have the latest kernel available in sarge then
> >
> >    aptitude install kernel-image-2.6-k7
> I did this one too and got the same kernel as above as far as I can see.  The boot up menu now 
> lists these various kernel options to choose from as well as recovery modes....

Let's assume there will be a newer kernel in sarge (unlikely). This
package would make sure you get it installed automagically, without
selecting it yourself.

> Will this new kernel make it easier to upgrade to etch??  Presumably etch official release is 
> getting close now.....

Maybe somewhat easier. When (if?) you upgrade to etch read the release
notes carefully.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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