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Old 12-30-2017, 09:05 AM   #1
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Debian chroot won't upgrade without Kernel Upgrade

Hello all! I just saw this awesome place, as just a few days ago I got my refurbished Kindle 3 (Keyboard) 3G (B006). I jailbroke it, installed KUAL, Launchpad, many kindlets, SSH, a Terminal app (MyTs) , and now was trying to get programs to run through the terminal, but none did! So I found a Debian image (a very popular one from the forums) which worked fine, it was Debian Wheezy. But many programs (mps-youtube, also known as mpsyt, namely) were only available for Jessie + above. so I changed the sources lists in /etc/apt/sources something using nano, but now if I tried installing anything (namely Python related, like the aforementioned mps-youtube) it would give an error, dpkg would crash, yay. The error was something like Glibc requires a higher kernel than 2.6.26 or something.

Now, I don't wanna brick this kindle, so I didn't progress any further. Instead I deleted the image (debian ext3 one) and downloaded it again and retried and again and again, but somehow, even though I always tried different methods, I would reach the point upto without updating the kernel, I could not use basic software.

So is there any way to update this kindle kernel anywhere near "decent" like kernel 3.x or 4.x? or even run those software without the kernel update, or straight without chrooting to Debian? Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:39 AM   #2
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There is no practical way to update that device's kernel.

what you need to do is re-build the things you want from the Debian sources, using a glibc built for the old kernel version you are using.
(glibc has a --with-kernel= option to specify the oldest supported kernel)

OR
Just get some half-way recent model Kindle.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:54 AM   #3
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Oh, I just saw this! Thank you for responding, ah well. Anyway, the older Kindle had gotten fixed lines in the display so I bought a newer Energy Sistem Pro HD (Now I have troubles with that haha)

Thank you for the response!
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