Quoting Ciaran Johnston (cj at nologic.org):
> Tried this and had a few difficulties - mainly down to the order
> things had to be done. I'm currently running on a kernel compiled the
> "normal" way. I don't think it's possible to get a 2.4.24 kernel with
> apt-get on the stable branch, is it?
Probably not. (I tend not to pay attention to the stable branch, having
moved beyond it.) Most likely, what is provided prepackaged is a 2.4.18
kernel with all security fixes backported. Except where one has some
specific need for a newer and probably less stable kernel (e.g., for
drivers introduced only later), that is considered, on the stable
branch, to be the best tradeoff.
> After some more playing around, I've pretty much decided to stick to stable.
> The only thing I'm wondering on is the kernel; should I revert to a packaged
> version, or stick with my nice compiled one, which is working fine?
Well, if your kernel works for you, then that seems a good argument for
sticking with it.
> BTW the reason for rebuilding the kernel is to build software RAID
> support into it, but looking at the way Debian works, one of these is
> probably already available.
Yes, I'd be really surprised if any of the official Debian kernels
omitted the md driver. It's a very popular kernel feature, after all.
Debian was one of the first distributions to migrate to a radically
modularised kernel. I guess their attitude was: If you can provide a
driver in modular form, then why not do so?
> Thanks and regards,
Yr. very welcome.
Cheers, "Linux means never having to delete your love mail."
Rick Moen -- Don Marti
rick at linuxmafia.com
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