Linked by Clinton De Young on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 03:07 UTC
Debian and its clones If you are reading this, I assume you already know what the Linux kernel is and why you may want to update it. However, if you are accidentally reading this walkthrough, just happen to be running Linux, and have no idea what the kernel is or why you would want to update it, the next two paragraphs are for you (if you are looking instead into a less verbose and more generic way of updating your kernel on any Linux distro, read here). In a neophyte nutshell, the Linux kernel is the brain of the Linux system. It tells your system which file systems, hardware, protocols, etc. are supported. There is a lot more to it than that, of course, but I think that diminutive description will suffice for now.
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Serves its purpose
by Strike on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 15:47 UTC

Sure it gets the job done, but a generic kernel compile article would get the job done as well. There's nothing wrong with doing make dep bzImage modules modules_install in Debian for kernel installs. My whole point (which you seem to have missed) is that if you are going to gear an article to a specific distribution, go all the way. Herbert Xu goes to a lot of trouble to package up the kernel sources so people can apt-get them and be happy - no reason not to use them, especially when they are geared towards Debian.