View Full Version : [other] update my kernel ?

November 15th, 2008, 06:59 PM
right now im using linux mint 5 with gnome interface. i notice it is based off of hardy heron but the kernel is older. i want to upgrade it to 2.6.24-19 instead of 2.6.24-16. can this be done and if so is it safe ?

November 15th, 2008, 07:20 PM
It's been a month or more since I used Mint 5, but I seem to recall the newer kernel being available but "held back" if you check in Synaptic. I seem to recall trying the "unsafe" updates in Mint 5 and indeed breaking things! I'd ask at the Mint Forums to be sure.

OTOH I'm currently using a small test hard drive with both Intrepid and Mint 6 RC1. Mint 6 RC1 seems quite stable for me.

November 15th, 2008, 07:23 PM
It's probably better to wait until Felicia is out and then upgrade to that when it's released (currently RC1, so it must be due soon). Have a look at this (http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_elyssa.php#upgradeInstructions) which will give you advice on upgrading. This probably rings true for trying to upgrade the kernel and it's probably best to do a clean install when Felicia (Mint 6) comes out.