questions about installing new kernel

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Nov 4 05:49:41 UTC 2010

dehqan65 wrote:
> I-humble want to install new kernel in for example ubuntu 9.10 .
> So adding maverick repo is kina dangerous .
> and do you mean linux-header-generic in 9.10 repo will pull both
> "linux-headers-2.6.35..."
> and "linux-headers-2.6.35... generic".

It isn't too dangerous to add the Maverick repo if you are careful what 
you do. Use "sudo apt-get update" but DON'T use "apt-get upgrade". 
Instead use "sudo apt-get install linux-generic linux-headers-generic" 
to install only the kernel and kernel headers from Maverick. After that, 
remove the maverick repo from your sources.list and do a "sudo apt-get 
update" again. Please note: While I have done this with previous Kubuntu 
versions, I didn't try it with this particular combination of a 9.10 
system with a 10.10 kernel.


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