upgrading to linux-image-2.6.27-11.22 (for atheros)

Aart Koelewijn aart at mtack.xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 4 11:29:54 UTC 2009

On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 19:19:15 +1000, Alan E. Davis wrote:

> When upgrading the linux-image package, I missed completely a dialog
> screen, and when I reinstalled, it didn't show up a second time.
> /boot/grub/menu.lst does not reflect this kernel, so I had to edit that
> file by hand.  Ok.  That's done.  The kernel boots.

I had that happen to me after I edited menu.lst in an unofficial manner. 
There is a grub command to recreate an official menu.lst (explanation in 
man grub). After that you can carefully edit menu.lst if necessary. If 
you do it in the right way after installing a new linux-image menu.lst 
will be updated automatically.
> However, I am unable to access the internet with the wireless card,
> because there has been no update to the madwifi or atheros drivers. 
> Since I cannot get on line with that kernel, I am pretty much lost as
> far as anything I can do to upgrade linux-restricted-modules.  I assume
> the driver is included in that package, or that somehow that package
> downloads the drivers, etc.

I had that happen to me yesterday. Boot with the old linux-image where 
your wireless works. Now install the general linux-restricted-modules 
package, without the linux-image version number. That will always point 
to the newest package which will then be updated automatically when 
needed. I did it that way yesterday.


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