[rescue] Re: G5 case

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Wed Jun 25 14:50:21 CDT 2003

On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, Eric Dittman wrote:

> > > The problem with the unchangingness of Debian stable is everything is so
> > > out of date that unless you start upgrading everything you miss a lot of
> > > features. I install Debian stable and did a dist-update to the latest
> > > unstable and found I still had the old, slow 2.2 kernel.

> There were some problems early on, but they've been ironed
> out.  The 2.4 kernel has been out and stable for a long time.
> More than enough time to get stable updated.

I think part of your problem is you are expecting dist-upgrade to
change your kernel for you.  Won't happen.  It'll update what you
have running (provided you're using a stock kernel, if it's custom
it won't touch it), but won't change it to 2.4.  They had 2.4
packages available in stable at release, it just wasn't the
default.  Install a kernel-image-2.4.x image and you'll have it.


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