Will apt-get update not upgrade kernel also?
10/10/2018 9:30
Hi All I have a triple boot box with win98, deb(sarge) and MDK10.

I thought of updating the deb portion using apt-get.

The present kernel is 2.6.8-1. I used apt-get update and it downloaded330MBand updated all other applications , but when I give uname -a , Istillfind the kernel as 2.6.8-1.

Will apt-get update not update the kernel also automagically? Or do Ihaveto do it in the old fashioned way by compiling and installing? Pl help.

NS Srikanth

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10/10/2018 9:30 - apt-get (and aptitude) will upgrade the kernel if you have ameta-package installed, or if you specify the package name. You do nothave to compile and install your own kernel.

What processor do you have? Or what specific kernel (uname -a) ? You'll want to install kernel-image-2.6-386 or something (where the lastpart is processor related).

$ cat /etc/debian_version3.1$ apt-cache search kernel-image-2.6-kernel-image-2.6-386 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on 386.

kernel-image-2.6-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 onPPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4.

kernel-image-2.6-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 onPPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4 SMP.

kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 ongeneric x86_64 systemskernel-image-2.6-amd64-k8 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on AMD64systemskernel-image-2.6-amd64-k8-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 onAMD64 SMP systemskernel-image-2.6-em64t-p4 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on IntelEM64T systemskernel-image-2.6-em64t-p4-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 onIntel EM64T SMP systemskernel-image-2.6-k7 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on AMD K7.

kernel-image-2.6-k7-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on AMD K7 SMP.

$ Regards, Paul Cupis

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