I currently did a clean install of Ubuntu LTS 10.04 on my new laptop. After the installation, I attempted to do an update of the system only to find out that the 2 most important interfaces (eth0 and wlan0) I can use to connect to the internet is non-existent.
I then recalled that when I installed Arch on this same laptop a few months back, I got the same obstacle. Basically, it was because the kernel version doesn't support the 2 interfaces yet. The Atheros card AR8152 (eth0) needs at least kernel version 2.6.37 and the Broadcom Device 4727 (wlan0) also needs a higher kernel version. If I am not mistaken, the install CD I have for 10.04 has kernel version 2.6.32-xx.
So I cannot connect to the internet on my laptop. I need to know what the best approach is to update the linux kernel to the current version if I have no internet connection on the laptop.
I can connect to the internet using a Win7 machine. Also note that I want to use the 10.04 release so upgrading to a newer Ubuntu release isn't an option.