Re: kernel question
- On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Charles Salada wrote:
> From: Charles Salada <sluglord01@...>the newest kernel can be found at ftp.kernel.org or at a mirror
> This is probably a question already answered, but Where do I get the
> latest kernel and how do I compile it? I have 2.2.5-15
ftp.xx.kernel.org (where xx is a country [like ftp.fi.kernel.org]
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
- On 2005-05-23 14:24 -0000, jesserlynch@... wrote:
> The boot directory does still contain vmlinuz-2.4.24 (which came fromFrom what you have told, it looks that way. It's hard to tell about
> 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?
any necessary kernel modules, though.
> And if I reboot my machine will IIf you don't have a kernel installed, it cannot panic. The boot loader
> avoid a "kernel panic" message and have a successful reboot even
> though I can't find any installed debian package in synaptic named
can and most likely will fail, however.
Kernel panics occur when the running kernel encounters a situation it
cannot handle, such as a missing init binary or null pointer
dereference. (In user-land applications the latter kind of mistakes
cause a segmentation fault, but the kernel does not have that
You want to check to make sure that the kernel image pointed to by
your boot loader (in LILO, that's the image= directive) exists, and
that the modules (if any) are still around under
/lib/modules/`uname -r`. If that is the case, you have a complete (as
in working) kernel installation. However, if you are missing critical
system packages such as module-init-tools, coreutils or the likes,
your system might not boot anyway. The kernel is only one part of a
working GNU/Linux system. Take a look at the Linux From Scratch book
if you don't believe me...
Michael Kjörling, michael@... - http://michael.kjorling.com/
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