Upgrade the Debian Kernel to 3.2 using Backports Sources

Valic —  September 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

In this article I will show you how to upgrade your Debian kernel from 2.6.32  to 3.2.0 using backports sources.

Step1. Open /etc/apt/sources.list file and edit like this and update repositories:

echo “deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main”  > /etc/apt/sources.list

apt-get update

Step2.  Search for  the newest linux-image and install it:

apt-cache search linux-image

Install the latest kernel:

# apt-get install -t squeeze-backports linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.3-686-pae
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
initramfs-tools libc6-i686 linux-base
Suggested packages:
bash-completion linux-doc-3.2 debian-kernel-handbook grub-pc extlinux lilo
Recommended packages:
busybox busybox-initramfs firmware-linux-free
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libc6-i686 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.3-686-pae
The following packages will be upgraded:
initramfs-tools linux-base
2 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 16 not upgraded.
Need to get 24.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 92.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Step3. Now reboot and your system will boot with the new kernel version

Enjoy.

Valic

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