- May 23, 2005Hi
I have a question about my kernel. My system was originally boring
Linspire 4.5, but I upgraded it to a better Debian system using
apt-get and synaptic. It took some effort, but over all the upgrade
was easy and I am enjoying being able to use Gnome 2.10 and Kde 3.3.
A few days ago I added ubuntu repositories to my sources.list
(probably a stupid idea, I know) and attempted to upgrade acpid using
synaptic. Synaptic installed the Ubuntu acpid (I was trying to get
laptop power management support from Ubuntu since my apt-get upgrade
of Linspire got rid of Linspire's click-n-run version Laptop power
management package (suspend, etc)), but the ubuntu acpid package
became broken since synaptic tried but failed to upgrade
module-init-tools from the "lindows" version to the sarge testing
version. So I removed acpid, and when I did synaptic also removed a
few of the "Lindows" packages, including one called
Lindows-kernel-image or something like that.
Currently synaptic does not find any "kernel-image" debian package
when I do a search for installed packages. Yet my computer is on and
working perfectly and I don't have any broken packages any more. My
attempts to install one of the kernel image packages listed in
synaptic have been a failure.
Sorry for rambling on. Finally, I come to my question. And I know it's
The boot directory does still contain vmlinuz-2.4.24 (which came from
the original Linspire install) and init-2.4.24.gz
It also contains init-2.4.24.gz.new, init-2.4.24.gz.old and
So do I have a kernel installed? And if I reboot my machine will I
avoid a "kernel panic" message and have a successful reboot even
though I can't find any installed debian package in synaptic named
Here's how my lilo.conf looks
# Generated by jiffyboot version 5.0.222. If this file is edited, the
# system will stop modifying it. To allow the system to resume
# management of this file, remove it and run /sbin/jiffyboot.
message = /boot/splash.lilo
default = Linspire
append="mem=nopentium noresume redetect resume=/dev/hda2"
append="mem=nopentium noresume resume=/dev/hda2 single"
I'm a bit afraid to reboot my machine
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