Kernel sources for debian on dell

Nikolai Lusan nikolai.lusan at
Mon Feb 12 22:30:14 CST 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 17:39 -0500, Rob Munsch wrote:

> I'm running a couple of pe 1950s and they're Behaving Weirdly.  I've got 
> them on kernel 2.6.19r1 via the "debian on dell" custom sarge 1028 iso, 
> but it has no kernel sources.  Frex, the machines see less than a gig of 
> RAM, and i have a sinking feeling that this kernel was compiled without 
> it...

We run a load of Dells, all on debian. I tend to use that image just to
get the thing installed, then I put my own kernels of the boxen.

> What is the best way to get the kernel sources so i may tweak it myself? 
>   I'm not sure what "r1" corresponds to on  Is this 2.6.19 
> or  Or something else?  Or am i barking up the wrong tree 
> entirely to get this working?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Grab source from and build your own packaged with
make-kpkg (apt-get install kernel-package). I have yet to have an issue
with my hand rolled kernels that wasn't related to a bug in the upstream


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