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Upgrading the kernel to 2.6.38 in Debian 6 (Squeeze) for DH67BL e1000e driver
12-01-2011, 04:20 PM
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Upgrading the kernel to 2.6.38 in Debian 6 (Squeeze) for DH67BL e1000e driver
First of all;

1. backup your /boot!

Code:
cp /boot /root -R

2. Make changes to your sources.list (im using vim but this can be done using nano, or any other texteditor you prefer).

Code:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

3. Add the line below to the bottom of the file.

Code:
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main

4. Update your repositories

Code:
apt-get update

5. Install the backport and the kernel. (note: the linux headers and other dependencies will be installed aswell)

Code:
apt-get install -t squeeze-backports linux-image-2.6.38-bpo.2-amd64

The install will update the grub config aswell, and will put the 2.6.38 kernel at the top (so it will boot first). If all goes well you should reboot the server and the kernel will be loaded.

If the server doesnt reboot and gives you the grub shell (or similair, in any case the server won't boot). You can try to boot from a live disk/PXE, and copy the files from your backup back to /boot of your install.
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