Re: Upgrade kernel 2.4 -> 2.6
From: Bill Davidsen (davidsen_at_tmr.com)
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 21:50:42 GMT
Joerg Morbitzer wrote:
>> I supposed kernel upgrade not to be so tricky!
> Knoppix is not a clean Debian distribution, they put some
> specialized/optimized packages to the CD which are not included in the
> usual Debian packages upstream. This is why you might have these
> problems. I have done roughly 100(!) kernel upgrades from 2.4 to 2.6
> with either Debian Sarge or Sid and it always worked like a charm.
Having crawled from 2.4 to 2.6 by way of almost all of the 2.5
development releases, I can say that enough things change to suggest a
backup and reinstall. Not because you can't get everything working, but
there will be enough cruft left over to be distressing, somewhat less
stable, and because even when things work, there is often a better way
to do them.
I have systems as old a Redhat 7.3 running 2.6 recent kernels and as new
as FC1, but I know there are many things which are suboptimal, and
running distro based on 2.6 originally has given me less hassle with
applications. Count this as information, not advice.
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