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kernel update from 2.4.26 to 2.6

Jon Miller-5
On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 06:04:38AM +0800, Jon  Miller wrote:
> I need to do a kernel update on our Debian server from 2.4.26 to 2.6.11 o=
r better.  When I did a apt-cache search kernel-image 2 of the images I got=
 was:
> kernel-image-2.6-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/Celeron=
/PII/PIII/P4.
> kernel-image-2.6-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/Cel=
eron/PII/PIII/P4 SMP.
> The server has a P4  in it, from what I remember there is a feature in th=
e BIOS that can turn on or off the Hyperthreading and with it on it's possi=
ble (correct me if I'm wrong here)  to run the system with the kernel-image=
-2.6-686-smp image.
> 1) is this correct
> 2) are there really any benefits to running this as a gateway server? or =
should I just stay with the kernel-image-2.6-686?

Note that the kernel packages have now been renamed to
`linux-image-<ver>'

$ apt-cache search linux-image
[snip]
linux-image-2.6.15-1-486 - Linux kernel 2.6.15 image on 486-class machines
linux-image-2.6.15-1-686 - Linux kernel 2.6.15 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PI=
II/P4 machines
linux-image-2.6.15-1-686-smp - Linux kernel 2.6.15 image on PPro/Celeron/PI=
I/PIII/P4 SMP machines
linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7 - Linux kernel 2.6.15 image on AMD K7 machines
linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7-smp - Linux kernel 2.6.15 image on AMD K7 SMP machi=
nes
[snip]

HTH.

Kumar


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When I do a apt-get update and then a apt-cache search kernel-image I only get the following for the 2.6 images.
kernel-image-2.6-386 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on 386.
kernel-image-2.6-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4.
kernel-image-2.6-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4 SMP.
kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on generic x86_64 systems

notice they do not have the version number.  If there is a source where I can get the correct version I would appreciate the source list to use.

Thanks

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Re: kernel update from 2.4.26 to 2.6

Andrei Popescu
On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 22:13:40 +0800
"Jon  Miller" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> When I do a apt-get update and then a apt-cache search kernel-image I only get the following for the 2.6 images.
> kernel-image-2.6-386 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on 386.
> kernel-image-2.6-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4.
> kernel-image-2.6-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4 SMP.
> kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic - Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on generic x86_64 systems
>
> notice they do not have the version number.  If there is a source where I can get the correct version I would appreciate the source list to use.
>
> Thanks
>

Is your search string 'kernel-image'? I get a lot more entries. You should check your sources.list

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>Is your search string 'kernel-image'? I get a lot more entries. You should check your sources.list

>Andrei

>>> [hidden email] 1:43:34 am 3/02/2006 >>>
Yes I get a lot more, I only gave a sample, what I was showing is that I do not get the version on the strings that are returned when I do a apt-cache search kernel-image and I get nothing if I do a apt-cache search linux-image.

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Re: kernel update from 2.4.26 to 2.6

Andrei Popescu
On Fri, 03 Feb 2006 04:33:01 +0800
"Jon  Miller" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> >Is your search string 'kernel-image'? I get a lot more entries. You should check your sources.list
>
> >Andrei
>
> >>> [hidden email] 1:43:34 am 3/02/2006 >>>
> Yes I get a lot more, I only gave a sample, what I was showing is that I do not get the version > on the strings that are returned when I do a apt-cache search kernel-image

You should have:

kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686
kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386
kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686-smp
...

These are the actual kernel packages, the other ones are for transition only.
More information on a package with 'apt-chache show your-package-name'.

> and I get nothing if I do a apt-cache search linux-image.

That's normal if you don't have sources for 'testing' or 'unstable'.
If you want to see those (and maybe install) you'll have to follow the steps for a mixed system

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-default-version

HTH
Andrei
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