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    Kernel-Compile-Debian-Style
    by Terence on Wednesday, August 15 @ 10:25:17 BST

    The other day, Wichert Akkerman told me I needed to upgrade my 2.2.10 kernel to something more recent. The newbie that I am, I thought this could be done apt-get upgrade style, but I see now that upgrading the kernel is not really the same as upgrading the rest of the system packages. That leads me to my inquiry …
    1. What kernel should I going to, considering I am running Debian 2.2 (potato)? I don’t want to use woody kernal packages (2.4.x), but something known to be stable. Also, I don’t want to do any fancy customizations or add new devices. Should I use 2.2.17, 18, 19?



    2. Where do I get the kernel binaries? I saw some kernel packages at debian.org, but I didn’t know where to start, which ones I needed, or what do to with them.



    3. Is there a HOWTO for upgrading the kernel using Debian distro packages that I’m missing? I couldn’t find anything in the snow of false hits at the LDP site. I’ve seen kernel-compile HOWTOs before, but they said nothing about taking advantage of Debian packaging. I also looked at one HOWTO at this site – it looked somewhat related to what I need to do but I wasn’t sure about it.



    4. Maybe someone can write a HOWTO for this with all the precautionary measures listed?



    5. Maybe the whole answer is sitting under my very nose with the apt-get function?



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