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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest kernel – 3.12.1!

Posted 11-21-2013 at 09:07 AM by exton

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk, SlackEX and Exton|Defender. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 3.12.1-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.12.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released yesterday (20131120).

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  1. Old Comment
    I followed the above directions on an amd system and the kernel did lot load.
    Posted 11-27-2013 at 04:00 PM by 4436 4436 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Which Slackware system do you have?

    What do you mean by "did not load"? What do you use as boot manager? (Grub Legacy, Grub2 or what?). For the kernel "to load" you must of course change your boot loader configuration.

    If you didn't get any error messages while installing the kernel it must work.
    Posted 11-29-2013 at 11:20 AM by exton exton is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Thanks for your reply,
    I am running slackware 14.1. I made the appropriate change in lilo.conf and tried to boot. The booting process hung after the kernel was recognized.The boot process ran for a while and then stopped. The screen was filled with hieroglyphics and I don't remember the details. For my purposes this is a moot issue because I was able to install a bootable version of this kernel using the makefile that is found in the esting/source/ directory of the slackware 14.1 distribution.
    best wishes, jwc
    Posted 11-29-2013 at 12:28 PM by 4436 4436 is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Then your download of "my" kernel must have gone wrong. Did you check the zip-file with md5sum?
    Posted 11-29-2013 at 05:45 PM by exton exton is offline
  5. Old Comment
    No, I didn't, so maybe the download was at fault.
    Posted 11-29-2013 at 06:57 PM by 4436 4436 is offline
  6. Old Comment
    You got me worried so I simply had to check my kernel on a new Slackware 14.1 installation. Worked perfectly (as I assumed). This is my lilo.conf file.

    #################################
    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    # Append any additional kernel parameters:
    append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
    boot = /dev/sda
    lba32
    #compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.

    # Boot BMP Image.
    # Bitmap in BMP format: 640x480x8
    bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
    # Menu colors (foreground, background, shadow, highlighted
    # foreground, highlighted background, highlighted shadow):
    bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
    # Location of the option table: location x, location y, number of
    # columns, lines per column (max 15), "spill" (this is how many
    # entries must be in the first column before the next begins to
    # be used. We don't specify it here, as there's just one column.
    bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
    # Timer location x, timer location y, foreground color,
    # background color, shadow color.
    bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255

    # Standard menu.
    # Or, you can comment out the bitmap menu above and
    # use a boot message with the standard menu:
    #message = /boot/boot_message.txt

    # Wait until the timeout to boot (if commented out, boot the
    # first entry immediately):
    prompt
    # Timeout before the first entry boots.
    # This is given in tenths of a second, so 600 for every minute:
    timeout = 1200
    # Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
    change-rules
    reset
    # Normal VGA console
    vga = normal
    # Ask for video mode at boot (time out to normal in 30s)
    #vga = ask
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
    #vga=791
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
    #vga=790
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    #vga=773
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
    #vga=788
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
    #vga=787
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
    #vga=771
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
    #vga=785
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
    #vga=784
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
    #vga=769
    # End LILO global section
    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.1-x86_64-exton
    root = /dev/sda1
    label = Linux
    read-only
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    ########################################

    Please note that I had to add "lba32". Otherwise one gets errors when running /sbin/lilo.

    Please note also that my kernel can be useful if you want to build your own live Slackware system with Linux live scripts.
    Posted 11-30-2013 at 05:32 AM by exton exton is offline
 

  



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