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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Excellent instructions for a newbie
by Charlie on Sun 9th Mar 2003 04:46 UTC

Mr De Young,

I just wanted to let you know how helpful instructions are. I have also read and in the process of installing Debian 3.0. I have read "The very verbose Debian 3.0 installation walkthrough" and setting up a dedicated box for it. Your instructions are quite helpful especially for a newbie like myself. Also this new article you wrote, "Very verbose guide to updating and compiling your Debian kernel" is quite helpful. Please continue writing "How To" articles. Thank you!