I'm trying to install a newer kernel version on my Debian (squeeze) machine as I need it to get my wireless card working. I have Debian on one partition of my hard drive, Fedora on the other. I'm looking for SIMPLE instructions on how to do this which I cannot find anywhere on the net. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm even wondering if it is possible to copy the kernel across from one partition to the next?
Assuming you have a machine that is connected to the internet, and that
which will give you a list of urls for packages to install. Then you can use another machine to download them. On my machine, for example, this list starts with
Then you can download the packages on another machine by doing (for example)
Then copy them to your Debian machine. Then do
You need to give all the package files as arguments.
If you see errors, try running this command again. Sometimes
which will try to resolve your dependencies.
An alternative is gdebi
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It sounds like you need a more recent version of the kernel than what's in Debian squeeze. The easiest thing to try is the kernel from the backports. The kernel is in a package called
If that's recent enough for you, download the
If you need to recompile third-party modules in addition to what's distributed ith the kernel, grab the
If you find you need an even more recent kernel (3.0 or 3.1), it doesn't look like there's any readily available package for Debian squeeze at the moment. Try a 3.x kernel from testing or unstable (or even a 3.2rc in experimental). Note that this may require more effort; you may need more recent module and initramfs tools.