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Hey everyone!

I'm looking to change my Ubuntu's 10.10 kernel (2.6.35-25) to an older version (2.6.24-26).

How do I do this?
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reinstall?
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reinstall?
Without rebuilding.
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That kernel regression seems to go very far back and I am pretty sure you will face many packages that won't work with this older kernel... I would (in my limited understanding of GNU/Linux) not suggest you do this.

Maybe if you state the problem/issue you are having a more elegant solution can be sought...
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reinstall?
Lmao, what the hell? This isn't Windows you know

OP - have you got that kernel on your system? If so, just change the default boot option in GRUB. Just Google "manually updating GRUB on Ubuntu"

If you don't have it, you can probably grab it from a old repository. Find out which version of Ubuntu was running that kernel, then you'll need to add it into the sources in Synaptic, then update packages, then search for it (package will be called linux*)

As said before, I really wouldn't recommend it though, partially because it will probably be incompatible with a lot of applications, but mostly because it will be missing a lot of security fixes. I can't see the advantage of reverting to an old kernel? Maybe look at compiliing your own vanilla one rather than using an Ubuntu one, you could grab the newest one then (2.6.37.2)
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reinstall?
he'd still be using the latest kernel....

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That kernel regression seems to go very far back and I am pretty sure you will face many packages that won't work with this older kernel... I would (in my limited understanding of GNU/Linux) not suggest you do this.

Maybe if you state the problem/issue you are having a more elegant solution can be sought...
why in the world would you want to revert to 8.04 kernel? i know it was the LTS, is there a particular driver or software that you use or need that uses this?

the thing is reverting to such an old kernel, libc6, coreutils and binutils (among other things) are built against the api headers (and this is core stuff, which everything is built upon, hence for the releases of ubuntu vs a rolling release like arch), and anything that requires buildig against the kernel in the future, will not be possible cause they would've been built using different GCC versions (which isn't possible.)

about the easiest way the GCC conflicts you will run into is to grab the source code to the kernel and rebuild it using the curren gcc.

but here are the packages you need:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/bas....24-26-generic
http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/bas....24-26-generic
http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/lin....24-26-generic


just download for the right architecture, install using dpkg or gdebi, and modify your grub to see the new kernel and use it.
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