Install Debian Sarge with Kernel 2.6

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by root, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. root

    root New Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to install Debian Sarge with kernel 2.6, but no success. I got the Sarge netinstall iso image from, and at the boot prompt I type

    then the computer starts to boot from the netinstall CD, but after a few seconds it stops with a kernel panic (saying it couldn't find an init or something like that...). If I use the 2.4 kernel there are no problems...

    What can I do to install Sarge with kernel 2.6?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

  3. root

    root New Member

    I then installed Sarge with kernel 2.4 and compiled my own kernel 2.6
    Hm, is there no other (easier) way? Will this be fixed in the final Sarge release?
  4. jojo

    jojo New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Will this be fixed in the final Sarge release?
    I hope so (if there will be a final release... :rolleyes: )

  5. ExCIA

    ExCIA New Member

    Why not install with 2.4 and then use apt-get command to download/install 2.6 kernel? That is what I did. Piece of cake. ;)

    # apt-cache search kernel-image

    It will then list what available and choose the latest kernel for your hardware (AMD K6, K7 or Intel i386, i686)

    Use this as an example: kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686

    # apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686

    Then reboot

    # init 6

    Login and make sure you have the latest version

    # uname -r

    You're done.

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