Updating the kernel

Posted by / 01-Aug-2016 13:39

Updating the kernel

It might depend on a few other things that can also be found in backports, you might have to add those packages names to the command line explicitly.

Now some manufacturers are starting to provide linux tools to update their firmware, especially on servers which may have many flash ROM chips.It's a very common requirement to be able to update the BIOS logic to fix bugs or add new functionality, and I've needed to do this on all the systems I've worked on.Traditionally manufacturers have provided a DOS tool to update their flash ROM chips, and unfortunately this is still quite common.Here you can download complete kernels or kernel patches.On writing this article the most up to date kernel is 2.6.11.10.

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Essentially it sets up hardware specific to the system, and then passes control to a general purpose operating system.

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