Running Linux 2.4.x with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2

April 15th, 2001

Since the new version of the Linux kernel, 2.4.x, was not finished at the time Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 was created, it was not possible to adjust the system in order to work with some of the changes in the kernel.

Adrian Bunk, a Debian developer, maintains an archive of packages that need to be updated in case you want to run the new kernel on your potato machine.

These packages are mostly recompiled versions of those packages found in our `unstable' distribution, so despite Adrian's efforts, we can not guarantee that everything will work perfectly.

CAUTION: After you have upgraded the modutils package to the one from this archive, you can no longer run a modular 2.0.x kernel.

For more information, please visit:

Please read the information on this web page carefully before upgrading!

If you are using APT, add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

  deb potato main
  deb-src potato main

Then issue the following commands:

  apt-get update
  apt-get -u dist-upgrade

This will upgrade all necessary packages.

Please check the list of new packages below if there are new packages that you need, for example, if you want to use a new feature like ReiserFS, install the `reiserfsprogs' package.