Installing thee new kernel and module packages is no different to
installing similar packages you would obtain from the Debian archives.
If you are installing a new version of a kernel that is already
installed you should move the corresponding modules aside, or else
you will be asked to do so during the install:
Now we are ready to install the kernel:
# cd /lib/modules
# mv 2.4.16-p3 2.4.16-p3.prev
You will be asked whether you wish to run lilo. Usually
you would. If this wipes out a precious master boot record (MBR) you
can recover it with lilo -u.
# cd /usr/src
# wajig install kernel-image-2.4.16-p3_kayon01_i386.deb
Now install the modules (if any):
For Mint (38.45) with support for CD-RW you now need to modify
/etc/modutils/cdrw (as suggested in CD Writing HOWTO):
# wajig install alsa-modules-2.4.16-p3_0.5.10b-9+p0+kayon01_i386.deb
# wajig install pcmcia-modules-2.4.16-p3_3.1.8-10+2:kayon01_i386.deb
To get this information into the right place the following should be
Again for Mint (38.45) the following were added to
/etc/modules (otherwise the modules must be loaded manually
for some reason which can be avoid using char-major stuff but don't
understand this yet):
For alsa edit /etc/alsa/alsa-base.conf to set
startosslayer=true to be sure snd-pcm-oss is loaded
at boot, otherwise it needs to be added to /etc/modules also.
options ide-cd ignore=hdd
alias scd0 sr_mode
pre-install sg modprobe ide-scsi
pre-install sr_mod modprobe ide-scsi
pre-install ide-scsi modprobe ide-cd
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