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Linux: Custom Kernels with Debian and Fedora

Aug 01, 2007, 04:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Debian's kernel source packages are named linux-source-[version]. The current official source package versions are linux-source-2.6.18 (stable), linux-source-2.6.21 (testing and unstable), and linux-source-2.6.22 (unstable and experimental).

"Binary Debian kernel packages are named linux-image-[version]. It's been this way since version 2.6.12, if you're remembering the olden days of the kernel-source and kernel-image packages. The new naming convention opens the door to using other kernels with Debian, which I don't know what those would be, but Debian is ready for them."

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