Back port to base kernel in Ubuntu 8.04

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Wed Oct 22 17:33:36 UTC 2008

Ashish Vijaywargiya wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
>> Ashish Vijaywargiya wrote:
>>> I would like to do all the software (including kernel) back porting.
>>> How can I do that ?
>> I'm not sure what you mean with "back porting". If you mean you want to
>> use a previous kernel instead of the one from the latest update, then you
>> should boot to the kernel you want to use and then remove the kernels you
>> don't want to use (e.g. with synaptic). Another option would be to copy
>> the entry or the wanted kernel in front of the automagic kernel list of
>> the file "/boot/grub/menu.lst".
>> However if you want to go back to a previous Ubuntu version, I don't think
>> there is an easy way to do it.
>> Nils
> Thanks for your reply.From "Back Porting" I mean to say that I would
> like to revert back all the changes done by software update and want
> to use the base kernel that comes with Ubuntu 8.04.
> Is it possible or easy to do so ?
> --
> Ashish
If during boot up you should be able to select any kernel that you want. 
But it doesn't sound like you just need the different kernel. It sounds 
like you are saying that you also need to use older versions of some 
other packages. Booting the old kernel will not accomplish this.
Did you upgrade to one of the Intrepid betas or just the most up to date 
version of Hardy?


To be or not to be, that is the question
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(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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