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quoth the Maarten:
> Hi list,
> I'm new to the list (and gentoo) but not to linux.
> I just started with gentoo, had to use the 2004.2 image since 2004.3
> crashed at installtime on my machine (thinkpad 600X)...
> I used stage 2. Since then I succesfully installed a lot of apps like KDE
> and such, but my kernel is still a selfmade 2.4 one. Now I need to get my
> wireless cards working but I'd rather upgrade the kernel first for fear of
> doing things twice (or wrong) due to the changed pcmcia drivers.
> I think I correctly upgraded 2004.2 to 2004.3 but how do I check that to
> make sure? The machine did not do anything spectacular when I made that
> change, is that expected behaviour ? Now for the fullfillment of the
> transition to 2004.3 I need a kernel 2.6, right ? Can someone point me to
> the docs that detail that step cause I could not find that very well.
> Or do I just somehow get the sources and start compiling ?
> How do I make sure I retain my current kernel as a second boot option if
> the 2.6 kernel will not boot ?
> Thanks in advance,
It is misleading to refer to gentoo 'versions'. 2004.2 and 2003.3 are just
releases of the install cd. After installing, and running "emerge -u system"
your system will be up to date with the most recent stable versions,
regardless of which install cd you choose.
PS you can run any kernel you want...2.4 or 2.6
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972