[ubuntu-uk] Will kernel problems in Maverick mean i have kernel problems in Natty?

James Morrissey morrissey.james1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 11:13:19 UTC 2011


Wonderful, thank you.

I'll have a go and hope my system doesn't blow up.

best,

j

On 28 April 2011 12:09, J Fernyhough <j.fernyhough at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28 April 2011 11:57, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for this but there are some things i don't quite understand.
>>
>> 1. Does this mean that i can add the natty kernel to my GRUB screen
>> and run Maverick off it?
>
> Yes.
>
>>
>> If so:
>>
>> 2. (Because i don't understand the nomenclature) is the last Natty
>> kernel on that list (v2.6.39-rc4-natty/), the closest to the one that
>> will be released today?
>>
>
> 2.6.38.4 is the best to try at the moment; the RC versions are release
> candidates of the next version. However, rc5 apparently fixes some
> performance regressions. It should be possible to install
> 2.6.39-rc5-onieric; the worst you lose is the bandwidth and time to
> install and uninstall (unless it blows up your system).
>
>> If so:
>>
>> 3. What do i do with the file. Do i need to download the headers or
>> the image (or both) and what do i do to them to get them into the GRUB
>> screen.
>>
>
> Download the three debs appropriate to your architecture (i386 for
> 32-bit, amd64 for 64-bit. To find out write uname -a in a terminal),
> e.g. for 32-bit:
>
> linux-headers-2.6.38-02063804-generic_2.6.38-02063804.201104221009_i386.deb
> linux-headers-2.6.38-02063804_2.6.38-02063804.201104221009_all.deb
> linux-image-2.6.38-02063804-generic_2.6.38-02063804.201104221009_i386.deb
>
> Save them into the same directory, ideally with nothing else in it,
> then in a terminal cd to that directory and install, e.g.:
>
> $ cd download/kernel
> $ sudo dpkg -i *,.deb
>
> This will install the kernel. Keep in mind that it's likely that any
> proprietary graphics drivers (probably nvidia, almost definitely
> fglrx) will break and not install correctly unless you have the x-swat
> ppa added to your software sources.
>
>> Sorry if the answers to these questions seem obvious, but i don't know
>> anything about kernels.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> james.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Jonathon
>
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James Morrissey
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