Dapper: About kernel...

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 14:14:52 UTC 2006

On 9/26/06, Patrick Gelin <patrick.gelin at free.fr> wrote:
> Scott Severance wrote:
> > To get the most recent i686 kernel for Dapper, type
> >         sudo apt-get install linux-i686
> >
> > This will ensure that you get the latest update every time one becomes
> > available. The current i686 kernel is linux-image-2.6.15-27-686.
> >
> ok, I've got it! but there is a very last one into synaptic (2.6.17-2) I
> can't install because of the error:
> "E: linux-image-2.6.16-1-686: The sub process post-installation script
> return an error with output state 9"

Is it possible you are pointing to the wrong repository? (Did you
change the lines in /etc/apt/sources.lst ? Did you run one of the
utilities that modifies your repository list?)

The reason I mention it is that the kernel you are installing is NOT
the one the earlier responder mentioned above. I am guessing you are
either trying to install a Debian kernel or a custom kernel. If you
compiled the kernel you probably just missed a step in creating the
.deb, but if you got a Debian kernel from elsewhere, it probably won't

You might sometimes be able to mix Debian and Ubuntu packages in some
cases, but eventually you will run into an incompatibility, so it's
better to install either Ubuntu OR Debian but not both.

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