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Thread: How can I upgrade the Kernel

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    How can I upgrade the Kernel

    I am trying to install Ubuntu 8.04 using Wubi. However my computer freezes when the system boots at the same point each time that I try to boot in Ubuntu. On some other threads I got some advice (possibly a solution) for this problem.

    I need to update the kernel to the latest version.

    I went to http://kernel.org/ and downloaded what I believe to be the latest patch: 2.6.27.5

    I am currently running Windows Vista but using Wubi to add Ubuntu as a second OS. What do I need to do to install the new kernel and how can I make Ubuntu boot using the new patch?

    I have seen many threads with the same problem as me and I believe that a solution to this thread will also solve many others. Thank you for your time!

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    Re: How can I upgrade the Kernel


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    Re: How can I upgrade the Kernel

    I tried to follow the tutorial but it keeps instructing me to enter certain commands like lbs_release -a into the command line. I restarted my computer and accessed the command line from the Ubuntu installation menu. I tried the lbs, and the uname -r commands and the grub> command line didn't recognize either as a command. It seems like this tutorial is assuming that I already have Ubuntu installed and running. How can I install/update/compile the kernel patch from the Windows Vista OS to benefit the Ubuntu startup? Or, how can I reach the command line prompt in Windows so that it will recognize the commands given in the tutorial?

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