[xubuntu-users] Force XU Edgy Desktop install to use 2.4 kernel? (SOLVED - sort of)

John Shane jslists at mtwafrica.org
Wed Feb 7 05:57:34 UTC 2007

Because the Toshiba Portege 3490CT would lock up when using Dapper but
would run when using Arch with a 2.4 kernel I thought the issue was
using a 2.4 kernel versus a 2.6 kernel.  However, I later installed
Breezy, thinking it was based on a 2.4 kernel, and everything ran
fine.  After I installed it I discovered that it was using a 2.6.12
kernel (couldn't tell which kernel it was using during the
installation process).  So I'm at least up to 2.6.12 and the laptop
is very stable.

I have not yet discovered why the Portege locks up after installing
either Edgy or Dapper.

Breezy installed a very lean basic system without any desktop
environment.  I was then able to install XFCE4 (4.2) and am on my way
with a pseudo-Xubuntu system with a more recent kernel than I

On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 16:43:15 -0500
John Shane <jslists at mtwafrica.org> wrote:

> Thanks for the tip, Adam.  I tried the F6 option and chose Expert
> install but still didn't find a way to use a 2.4 kernel.  So I went
> and downloaded the Sarge netinst disk, only 100MB, and am up and
> running on the Portege.  I'll try ubuntu breezy later just to
> compare. John
> On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 10:08:03 -0600
> "Adam Miller" <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In the boot options there should be a option at the bottom to hit
> > "F1-F6" (if i remember correctly) to see which one will boot to
> > it, but I think the option should be something like "boot
> > linux24" (if the option exists) and worst case scenario I would
> > say you should install debian sarge because that is still a 2.4
> > kernel by default (I ended up doing that for an older laptop I
> > was given for free) and it works like a charm.
> > 
> > Hope this helps.
> > 
> > -Adam
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