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linux kernel confusions


Sorry to interupt you all, but I'm stumped with a problem thats causing us a lot of grief.


We have a couple of debian etch 64bit installations that are being very stubborn when it comes to the kernel image. They seem confused as to which version is installed.


Here are some example outputs... Very grateful for any input into this problem.





nine:/home/xxxx# ls -l /boot/ /lib/modules/


total 14827

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   64915 2007-03-26 10:33 config-2.6.18-4-amd64

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   64816 2008-01-23 06:21 config-2.6.18-6-amd64

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    1024 2007-04-11 20:19 grub

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4997714 2009-02-20 15:01 initrd.img-2.6.18-4-amd64

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4997811 2008-01-31 18:58 initrd.img-2.6.18-4-amd64.bak

drwx------ 2 root root   12288 2007-04-11 20:13 lost+found

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  972672 2007-03-26 11:53 System.map-2.6.18-4-amd64

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  974070 2008-01-23 08:48 System.map-2.6.18-6-amd64

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1512400 2007-03-26 11:53 vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-amd64

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1512393 2008-01-23 08:48 vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-amd64



total 8

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-03-03 12:17 2.6.18-4-amd64

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-03-03 12:17 2.6.18-6-amd64




dpgk -l

iHR linux-image-2.6.18-4-amd64                    2.6.18.dfsg.1-12                              Linux 2.6.18 image on AMD64

iHR linux-image-2.6.18-6-amd64                    2.6.18.dfsg.1-17etch1                         Linux 2.6.18 image on AMD64





nine:/home/xxxx# aptitude install libmime-lite-perl

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree... Done

Reading extended state information     

Initializing package states... Done

Reading task descriptions... Done 

Building tag database... Done   

The following packages have been kept back:

  apache-common apache-perl apache2-utils debconf debconf-i18n debconf-utils dselect grub initscripts libapache-mod-perl libblkid1 libcomerr2 libdbi-perl libfreetype6 libgnutls13 libkrb53 liblcms1

  libmagic1 libmysqlclient15off libpcre3 libpq4 libss2 libssl0.9.8 libtiff4 libuuid1 libxml2 linux-image-2.6.18-4-amd64 linux-image-2.6.18-6-amd64 locales mysql-client mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common nano

  ntp openssh-client openssh-server passwd ssh sysv-rc sysvinit sysvinit-utils util-linux-locales vim-common vim-tiny

The following NEW packages will be installed:


0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 44 not upgraded.

Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 164kB will be used.

Writing extended state information... Error!

E: I wasn't able to locate file for the linux-image-2.6.18-4-amd64 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.

E: Couldn't lock list directory..are you root?


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