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Old 10-27-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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2.6.17 kernel while installing slackware


I'm installing slackware 11.0 on my machine and i need to use atleast a 2.6.17 kernel because it supports my wireless card. However when booting for the first time with cd to enter setup, i don't know how to choose that kernel. I know it is in disk 2 in the /extra directory but don't know how to get it from there. Would it be okay to go ahead and use the test26.s?

Thanks for your time,
Ben
 
Old 10-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Starwobble
I'm installing slackware 11.0 on my machine and i need to use atleast a 2.6.17 kernel because it supports my wireless card. However when booting for the first time with cd to enter setup, i don't know how to choose that kernel. I know it is in disk 2 in the /extra directory but don't know how to get it from there. Would it be okay to go ahead and use the test26.s?

Thanks for your time,
Ben
you have to boot with a specific kernel. Just when you boot with the cd, try and use the Fn keys to read about help. huge26.s is kernel 2.6.17.13 while test26.s is kernel version 2.6.18.

Tux,
 
Old 10-27-2006, 11:51 PM   #3
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Oh, okay. I pressed F3 for a complete list of kernels but didn't see 2.6.17. I had no idea that huge 26 was the kernel I was looking for. Thanks for the quick response!
Thanks for your time,
Ben
 
Old 11-11-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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Okay, so I installed linux with the huge26.s kernel. Now the mouse and alsa don't work. I remember something about needing extra modules from /extra... Is that what I'm missing?
 
Old 11-11-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
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I used to love slackware...but Patrick is so anal about what he 'thinks' people want that it's starting to lag (apparently a 2.6 kernel isn't stable enough after 3 years to be the default).

If I were you I'd pick a different distro that has actually kept up with the times.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 12:52 PM   #6
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modules

Greetings Starwobble

On CD #2 in /extra you will see kernel-modules-2.6.13.17-i486-1.tgz

As root do installpkg kernel-modules-2.6.13.17-i486-1.tgz

This will put the modules in place and you should be good to go.

I think Volkerding is great.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 05:03 PM   #7
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Okay, so I ran installpkg and now I get an error saying that the package i'm trying to install is not a tgz file. Guzzi, I think you switched a number in there. I'm trying to install the 2.6.17.13 kernel, not 2.6.13.17. No problem, though. I switched the numbers and it still gave me the same error...
 
Old 11-11-2006, 05:29 PM   #8
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2.6.17.13

That should have been CD #2 in /extra/linux-2.6.13.13 is where you will find the
kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz

My mistake

That's the one thats on my wife's computer, and she loves it.
 
  


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