[xubuntu-users] Force XU Edgy Desktop install to use 2.4 kernel?

Adam Miller maxamillion at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 04:58:14 UTC 2007

Ubuntu stopped support of the 2.4 kernel after Dapper. To my knowledge there
should be a way to boot to the 2.4 kernel on the alternate installation
image of Dapper (6.06).


On 2/1/07, John Shane <jslists at mtwafrica.org> wrote:
> Is there a way to force a particular kernel during an XU install
> using the Edgy Desktop disk?
> I think I need to start with the 2.4 kernel on a Portege 3490CT.  So
> far when I use a 2.6 kernel the laptop locks up either during the
> post install boot or after running a little while, with an error
> message: "/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
> (initramfs)"  I've installed another distribution that let's me
> specify the kernel (Arch, a great distro BTW) and when I use 2.4
> the Portege runs fine. The Xubuntu Alternate disk media check
> says the disk is okay but install dies part way through the process.
> Edgy installs okay from the Desktop disk but locks up later, and I'm
> guessing it used the 2.6 kernel by default, what else, and that might
> be my problem.
> The Portege passed 15 hrs of Memtest so I don't think it's a faulty
> RAM problem.  I have also come across references to a conflict between
> Linux and the Portege BIOS but can't find anything substantive.
> Another reference mentions having to patch the kernel to work with the
> Toshiba external multimedia port replicator
> (http://www.manfred-kunde.de/projekte/nb_toshiba.html) which I have
> and which might be related.  Anyway, I'd like to try XU Edgy but with
> a 2.4 kernel, if that's possible.
> Thanks, John
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