Hi All, I'm trying to install rsync so I can synchronizes 2 web servers, but when I try I get the following: Code: ac2:~# apt-get update Get:1 http://packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Packages [17.0kB] Hit http://mirrors.kernel.org stable/main Packages Hit http://mirrors.kernel.org stable/main Release Hit http://mirrors.kernel.org stable/main Sources Hit http://mirrors.kernel.org stable/main Release Get:2 http://security.debian.org sarge/updates/main Packages [449kB] Get:3 http://packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Release [88B] Get:4 http://packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Sources [3030B] Get:5 http://packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Release [69B] Get:6 http://security.debian.org sarge/updates/main Release [113B] Hit http://security.debian.org sarge/updates/contrib Packages Get:7 http://security.debian.org sarge/updates/contrib Release [116B] Hit http://security.debian.org sarge/updates/non-free Packages Get:8 http://security.debian.org sarge/updates/non-free Release [117B] Get:9 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages [228kB] Get:10 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Release [97B] Fetched 697kB in 4s (160kB/s) Reading Package Lists... Done ac2:~# apt-get install rsync Reading Package Lists... Done Building Dependency Tree... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libc6 libc6-dev libpopt0 locales tzdata Suggested packages: glibc-doc openssh-client openssh-server The following packages will be REMOVED: initrd-tools kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386 The following NEW packages will be installed: rsync tzdata The following packages will be upgraded: libc6 libc6-dev libpopt0 locales 4 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 2 to remove and 234 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 294kB/12.0MB of archives. After unpacking 39.9MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Get:1 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main rsync 2.6.9-2etch1 [261kB] Get:2 http://mirrors.kernel.org stable/main libpopt0 1.10-3 [33.1kB] Fetched 294kB in 1s (224kB/s) Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 35963 files and directories currently installed.) Removing kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386 ... You are running a kernel (version 2.6.8-3-386) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-3-386 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.8-3-386. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too. I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer no. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer Yes. Remove the running kernel image (not recommended) [No]? no dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386 (--remove): subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: initrd-tools: dependency problems, but removing anyway as you request: kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386 depends on initrd-tools (>= 0.1.63). Removing initrd-tools ... Errors were encountered while processing: kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) ac2:~# I'm not understanding this error... Isn't it saying that it's going to remove the kernel and replace it with the same kernel? If that's the case...why is it bothering to try it to only wind up with the same kernel. and...if it IS really wanting to replace the kernel with the same version, why does that kill the system? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!