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Old 07-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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A quick question about upgrading the kernel.


Hi, I am a Slackware user and I am running kernel 2.6. I found a site on the web that shows me how to upgrade the kernel since I do not know how to. Here is the site:
http://http://muaythaimaster74.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-compile-slackware-kernel.html

The post was in 2009, and I was just wondering if this is outdated in some way, or if I am just worrying too much. Don't wanna break my system.

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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That link shows me a site with ads only, no howto. Is this some kind of spam attempt?

Anyways, if you want to upgrade the kernel on a Slackware system I would recommend to follow AlienBobs guide: http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding
 
Old 07-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Oops, I apologize. I had http:// in there twice...

Thanks for the link Tobi, I will follow that link. That was not a spam attempt. The link works if you were interested in looking at it.
 
Old 07-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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What is the goal of upgrading the kernel? Is there something specific you hope to gain? (i.e. such-and-such hardware requires kernel version x.xx?)
 
Old 07-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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In all honesty, I thought I should upgrade it so that way I am up to date with hardware drivers, since I felt like 2.6 is a little old. But, now that you mention it, I do have a computer with a UEFI enable BIOS (is that correct wording? I don't know a lot about UEFI, haven't really taught myself yet) and I wanted to dual boot Slackware with my Windows 7 partition. I tried to install it yesterday, but Slackware could not find the installation DVD that was (supposed to be) in /dev/cd0. I am assuming it is because the hardware in my PC is fairly new.
 
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Nice little guide, but I think the one from AlienBob is way more extensive, especially when it comes to things that one can make wrong (read the part about the kernel headers).
 
  


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