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Re: upgrade of etch from beta2 net install to current level

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 12:17:18AM -0600, Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
>    I have a dual-booting box with an ASUS P4P800e Deluxe motherboard 
> (socket 478) with a Radeon ATI 9550 graphics card.  Etch using grub was 
> installed this past spring 2006 with a 2.6.12 kernel from the beta2 
> network installation CDROM.
>    Since I now have ADSL (the motherboard has built-in IEEE 1394 WAN), 
> I tried to upgrade etch with aptitude update and aptitude upgrade.  It 
> attempted to remove my only running kernel.  I declined that option.  It 
> has hosed my display after reboot.  I scripted the upgrade and believe 
> that I can retrieve the text file if that is needed.
> I was also foolhardy enough to attempt linux-image-2.6.18-3-686, but it 
> also wanted to remove 2.6.12 which is my only kernel.  Once I get 
> Windows XP Professional configured correctly, I suppose I could download 
> a current iso image and reinstall or just use Kubuntu.  Mainly I want to 
> know if I can use aptitude to finish the upgrade properly and then I 
> would like to know the way to upgrade from 2.6.12 to 2.6.18 so that I 
> can use a smp kernel with the Pentium 4 Prescott.

using aptitude, navigate to the kernel it wants to remove and mark it
using "m" which will make it manually installed instead of
automatically installed. then you should be able to proceed.


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