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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RTFM
by blah on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 18:09 UTC

if you have a linux question and have no idea where the hell the manual is that are you are asked to read, post your question at linuxquestions.org . The site is geared towards newbies.

When posting a question on a forum, THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO is use the "SEARCH" command and type your question in there. It may have already been asked and answered, it will SAVE YOU TIME.

thanks,

ds