Linux Kernel 2.6.29 installation guide for Ubuntu and Debian Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an “official” build of the 2.6.29 Linux Kernel which came out tonight. The .deb files work for both Ubuntu and Debian!  (and outdated, stable and test releases like Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration but lack ubuntu specific drivers.  Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automaticly installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10)

The files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/

Installation Guide

  1. Download http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629_2.6.29-020629_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_i386.deb
    AMD64: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_i386.deb
    AMD64: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the same order as mentions above! (doing step 1 and 2 the other way around isn`t possible!)
    For lazy guys console freaks; dpkg -i *.deb
    (Notice: the console have to be in the same directory as the downloads and no other .deb packages should be there – else they also get installed)
  5. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

Comments

  1. noone says

    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic:
    linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic depends on wireless-crda; however:
    Package wireless-crda is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic

    How pathetic…

    • Ramoonus says

      First of all, thanks for replying with your real email adress! (not)

      Second, It`s not my built and i have nothing to do with it.
      It works fine on my Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 6 pc running i386.

      • GermanG says

        BTW, on debian I googled for wireless-crda installed the deb from ubuntu and the 2.6.29 afterwards, running on 2.6.29 now :)

  2. Peter Besenbruch says

    I, too, ran into dependency trouble installing on Debian Lenny. The package wireless-crda is not available in the Debian repositories. I suspose I could have tried to add it from Ubuntu, but I get nervous adding too many packages from outside of Debian.

    That said, I used dpkg to force the installation anyway.

    The results: You get a blank screen when booting, but the hard light indicated something was going on. Eventually X loaded and the screen was restored to normal. When shutting down, the screen garbled, but the computer did eventually shut down.

    Unfortunately, Debian’s package manager treated the Ubuntu kernal as a broken package. No further updates were possible unless the kernel was removed. I suspect Debian will begin pushing the 2.6.29 kernel itself shortly. Those wanting Debian, but with a more modern kernel, might want to try Sidux, which uses the 2.6.28 kernel.

  3. Peter Besenbruch says

    I, too, ran into dependency trouble installing on Debian Lenny. The package “wireless-crda” is not available in the Debian repositories. I suspose I could have tried to add it from Ubuntu, but I get nervous adding too many packages from outside of Debian.

    That said, I used dpkg to force the installation anyway.

    The results: You get a blank screen when booting, but the hard light indicated something was going on. Eventually X loaded and the screen was restored to normal. When shutting down, the screen garbled, but the computer did eventually shut down.

    Unfortunately, Debian’s package manager treated the Ubuntu kernal as a broken package. No further updates were possible unless the kernel was removed. I suspect Debian will begin pushing the 2.6.29 kernel itself shortly. Those wanting Debian, but with a more modern kernel, might want to try Sidux, which uses the 2.6.28 kernel.

  4. alex says

    booted succesfully with the Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), but the AppArmor module failed to start.

  5. Frank says

    how can I get kms working? is there a kernel-command to pass at boot (as fedora had it) or would I have to recompile the kernel?

  6. says

    Hi,

    Seems Ctrl+Alt+F1 is broke in this build. :(

    Stays at blinking cursor on top left of screen.

    Ouch, so no way I know of to reinstall graphics drivers?

    I have an Nvidia Geforce 8600m GS.

    Thanks,

    Will

  7. tachylatus says

    Just installed this new kernel and \poof!\ – my Intel-graphics based ThinkPad X60t runs a lot faster :D
    Firefox and Flash is a lot smoother.

  8. Kody says

    Worked perfectly…I grabbed the wireless-crda first then followed the steps and everything went through with no problems…Gota agree with some of the other users on the faster running…I have an intel HD card on a laptop and this kernel did make things run smoother and faster…Thanks for putting this together and sharing!! Keep up the good work!
    (I am using Ubuntu Intrepid and my previous kernel was 2.6.27)

  9. hanbin says

    I have a problem with fglrx.

    One of my firend using archlinux said fglrx 8.600(catalyst 9.4 beta rc1 ) is working find on his system ( he is using 2.6.29 ).

    It has problem in building the fglrx module.

    The error is

    fglrx (8.600) : Installing module.
    …….(bad exit status: 7)
    Build failed. Installation skipped.

    what is this error? do anyone have any solutions?

  10. hanbin says

    Any replys? in 2.6.28 , it is working well.

    Only the 2.6.29 is a problem. I’m using ubuntu 8.10 and it is a uptodate. any solutions?

    • Ramoonus says

      i think its waiting for a newer version of the drivers
      im having the same problem with my nVIDIA drivers (180.44) and 2.6.30-rc*

  11. hanbin says

    I found out a solution.

    hahaha! dont use dkms.

    First, Go to tty1 in your new kernel. ( I’m a korean so I’m not so good at english. sorry :) )
    Next, kill the gdm. pkill gdm.
    Next, run your driver script. Mine was ati-driver-.run
    dont put buildpkg or something. Run without no options.
    Then install the kernel module.

    It will work!. I founded this solution in Lv5doraki’s blog.
    doraki.net . He is also a korean. http://doraki.net/396

    It will help a little. Still its all in korean… haha..

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