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    Just burned his ISO
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    Unhappy Kernel update fails


    Trying to update my kernel as described here

    BackTrack 4 Pre Final Kernel Update

    and on the 3rd and 4th step, i get the following messages/errors:

    #apt-get install -d linux-image
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information.. Done
    linux-image is already the newest version
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded
    i didnt figure this was of any consequence until I ran the next command

    #dpkg -i -–force all linux-image-
    dpkg: error processing linux-image- (--install):
         cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encourntered while processing:
    Any thoughts on the matter?


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    Default Re: Kernel update fails

    You are probably skipping this command:

    cd /var/cache/apt/archives/

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    Default Re: Kernel update fails

    Actually I figured out what it was, actually it was a combination of things:

    1) the command dpkg... says -i -force where instead it should be --force

    2) the apt-get install linux-image says i had the most up to date kernel (as hosted on the backtrack repositories), which is true, with the exception of the development repositories, after taking a tip from this thread

    I uncommitted the development repositories, which allowed me to update the kernel, which allowed me to upgrade the kernel.

    unfortunately upgrading the kernel didn't solve the original problem i was trying to... (get my ar8132 nic and ar2427 wifi nic to work, but oh well, I've got another post going for that :-P)

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