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Ok i'm sure you linux guru's get this all the time.. but hey we have to start somewhere right
ok i installed slackware 10 RC2 and well i want to update the kernel to 2.6.7 and well... i downloaded the linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 file... and well can someone guide me step by step on what to do now i'm totally lost .... and btw can someone help me fix my internet with slackware.. i got it configed in ifconfig.. i can ping my GW but i can't access the internet... any ideas
sorry for the two different problems in one thread.... thanks for helping me
About accessing the internet, maybe the OS can't find any nameservers to interpret ip addresses. Try
ping 126.96.36.199 -c4
and if you have no packet loss, this is almost definitely your issue. Check in /etc/resolv.conf (at least in Debian and Mandrake, don't know about Slack, but I'm guessing it's the same). If the file is empty, that's the issue. Mine has this in it:
You'll need root access to write the file. Your isp should provide your nameservers for you. I don't know if you could just add my nameservers to your file, but you can try. Good luck. Sorry if this isn't the solution.
title Kernel 2.6.7
root (hdx,y) -- where x is the hard drive number, and y the partition number . You can use the entry from the original kernel entry
reboot and select the new kernel to boot into it
compile time :
Heavily depends on your system
on my P133 with 32 mb of ram, it took a little over 5 hours to complete.. on my Duron 1200 with 256 mb, it took about 15 minutes..