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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Clinton's articles.
by Catonic on Tue 4th Mar 2003 04:44 UTC

As someone who is relatively new to linux i found this article and Clinton's previous one on installing debian very helpful and useful.
After using lycoris for awhile i decided to have a go at debian, mainly because of the good things users said about apt-get and issues i had with rpms, make install, etc.
Because of warnings about potential problems with installing debian i closely read both the official (and substantial) manual on installing debian from their web site and Clinton's article on this site.
Personally, i found Clinton's article easier to understand and follow and i used it as a guide when i installed the official (and paid for!) Woody CD of debian.
After a few attempts everything was working as i wanted.
So, IMHO what Clinton is trying to do in such articles as this is very useful and helpful for me, and presumably other noobs.
Good on ya, Clinton.