Quick download: multiarch i386/amd64 combined network installer
Upgrade protip:Originally Posted by DebianPress
- change your /etc/apt/sources.list to reflect "squeeze" instead of "lenny" and run apt-get update;
- install the new kernel and boot into it
- now run apt-get upgrade followed by apt-get dist-upgrade
- finally, check that chainloading GRUB2 worked and commit to it by running upgrade-from-grub-legacy
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j17sparky (7th February 2011)
The main kernel is 2.6.32 (package: linux-image-2.6.32-5-*), so you should be able to use linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-*. However, two things to be aware of:
1. in my tests, this kernel panicked on first boot. It's an old box though, so I just purged Xen altogether and haven't investigated further. I didn't do what the release notes say, and install the xen-linux-system-2.6-xen-amd64 package.
2. there is a (disputed) bug with GRUB and Xen, to do with ordering of kernels in the menu. See the release notes (Chapter*5.*Issues to be aware of for squeeze) - summary: non-Xen kernels are given higher priority than Xen kernels in the menu, unless you alter it manually.
dhicks (7th February 2011)
I take it that there is no squeeze volatile repository?
I think I was using this on lenny to use clam-av.
07/02/2011 15:06:40 Error: Starting VM 'UPGRADE' on 'xenserver01' - Using <class 'grub.GrubConf.GrubConfigFile'> to parse /boot/grub/menu.lst - Traceback (most recent call last): - File "/usr/bin/pygrub", line 746, in ? - raise RuntimeError, "Unable to find partition containing kernel" - RuntimeError: Unable to find partition containing kernel
Any ideas how to get around this, i'm running everything on xenserver. I guess the chain loading boot loader doesn't play nicely.
edit: it's VUA76, [VUA 76-1] volatile replaced by new updates suite
morganw (7th February 2011)
Any sort of timescale for this powdarrmonkey? From my experiances I wish every OS would sign up to ZFS, its simplly brilliant.
Also I was under the impression Suns licence wasnt compatible with GNU/GPL therefore we could never see ZFS in GNU linux? Is this feature limited to the BSD kernel? Also is this at kernel level or is it through FUSE?
Just the BSD kernel then. FreeBSDs kernel, with Debians reposiaries etc, with Solaris's FS - not complaining at all! Shame its only v14 though?Support has also been added for the ext4 and Btrfs filesystems and — on the kFreeBSD architecture — the Zettabyte filesystem (ZFS)
Planet Debian). I might have mistaken it for integration into the kfreebsd installer though.
As to timescale, I've no idea. You'll have to ask the kernel folks.
Does anyone have any experience of getting Debian (or any other Linux distribution) to recognise a USB ADSL modem? I want to use a Linux box as a router / firewall, but it doesn't have a free PCI slot to fit an ADSL modem (although ti does have a PCI Express slot, if that's any help), so I was going to get a USB ADSL modem instead. Is the Alcatel SpeedTouch the only model / series of USB ADSL modems that have drivers available for Linux? Can I just get any cheap Alcatel SpeedTouch off eBay, or is there a particular model I should aim for?
Draytek Vigor 120 - it's the modem part of a consumer modem/router, so it just presents the raw line on PPPoE. You need a network port for it, therefore.
dhicks (10th February 2011)
A Speedtouch 330 was £3 off eBay, so I've just bought one to see if it'll work or not. I'm aiming for an all-in-one ADSL gateway / firewall / filter / etc machine, without having to have yet another self-contained device plugged in. I assume the binary firmware is easy enough to come by?I use a USB Speedtouch 330 with no trouble at all in Lenny or Squeeze, but it's only ADSL and I had to obtain the binary firmware for it.
Ooh, might try one of those, many thanks.When the sticks finally get decent broadband, I'm probably going to use a Draytek Vigor 120 - it's the modem part of a consumer modem/router, so it just presents the raw line on PPPoE. You need a network port for it, therefore.
Last edited by dhicks; 10th February 2011 at 01:19 PM.
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