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In case you need to use an older kernel version in your new all shiny Ubuntu 8.10 preloaded with kernel version 2.6.27, there’s a very easy way to do it.
Instead of compiling it yourself and have to build a god forsaken config file for the compilation, you can install a linux-image package from the repositories. If you do a quick
sudo aptitude search linux-image
You can see the fine result:
p linux-image-2.6.25-2-386 – Linux kernel image for version 2.6.25 on i386
so if you install the package with
sudo aptitude install linux-image-2.6.25-2-386
You’re all set. The kernel will be automatically added to your grub menu.
Want a specific kernel version? No worries, checking the package details page you see a list of related packages further down to the right. Shitload of kernel versions, if you manually download the package and install it afterwards, I’m guessing it should work ok.
Follow-up: The package I suggest you install suffers from Bug #291487 in launchpad. If you try to compile something booted in this kernel it won’t work. The error if you try to run make should be something like
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.25-2-386′
make: Makefile: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile’. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.25-2-386′
make: *** [all] Error 2
For future reference, more than anything else really, if you’re trying to use winetricks to install something anf you get an error similar to:
Note: command ‘cabextract -q –directory=/home/ceno/.wine/drive_c/winetrickstmp /home/ceno/.winetrickscache/arial32.exe’ returned status 127. Aborting.
You need to install the package cabextract .
And if you notice, a couple of lines before that error it reads
Cannot find cabextract. Please install it (e.g. ‘sudo apt-get install cabextract’ or ‘sudo yum install cabextract’).
So yeah, this whole post is stupid. More stupid than that is that I never got winetricks to work properly because I’d never noticed that before. Me stupid.hm.
To install winetricks and run winetricks