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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Thanks Clinton!
by David on Tue 4th Mar 2003 05:31 UTC

The first installation walkthrough was a dream for me, I had installed Debian before, but I didn't think much of the defaults that I had to start with. Clinton's walkthrough gave me an *OS* rather than a bloated piece of trash.

I will definately try out this latest tutorial too, but the one comment I would have to make is:
How come a discussion about a kernel install for Debian can erupt into a flamewar? Only in a Linux forum?

'scuse me for stirring