New Kernels Abound

Hi all,

First off, a huge thank-you to everyone that has donated over the last couple of days. We now have enough of a start to pay setup fees and the first couple months on a new server. You guys rock.

Now, an update regarding the new kernels... We're planning on using 2.6.3 as the default kernel for Widget's release, so I've renamed the 2.4 kernel packages for more consistency. We now have four kernel packages:

  • kernel24
  • kernel24-scsi
  • kernel26
  • kernel26-scsi
As you know, the kernel26 packages write their bzImages as /boot/vmlinuz26 so that they can coexist with a 2.4 kernel. I've left the kernel 2.4 bzImage as /boot/vmlinuz for now, to avoid breaking too many users' boxes. But keep in mind that I may rename them to /boot/vmlinuz24 sometime in the future. Watch out!

Another effect of the package renames is that the setup script had to be updated. This means that you will have to re-download the root.img disk image to do an ftp-based install. The old one will look for the 'kernel' package, which no longer exists.