LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
TheOneAndOnlySM
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Posts: 987

Rep: Reputation: 30
Is there a kernel made for slackware?


For mandrake and redhat, there are special specifically for those distros...

is there a special kernel made for slackware? (specifically i686) or do i just use an original kernel from kernel.org

also, about those original kernels: are those updated in releases like 2.4.20-8 or 2.4.20-19.9 and such or are they just staying as 2.4.20?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 10:12 PM   #2
syrtsardo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
just use the linux-2.4.20.tar.gz from kernel.org, im pretty new so i dont know about 2.4.20-8 but i used 2.4.20 in slackware 9.0 and it worked fine.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 03:02 AM   #3
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,066
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Slack uses (used to use) the stock
kernels from kernel.org, thus there
has never been a need to roll releases
of each new patch...

In Slack 9 the kernel has been patched
to support jfs and xfs, I think... :) If you
didn't use either of those for your install
just continue using kernels from
http://www.kernel.org (or a close mirror)

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: The current latest stable from
the 2.4.x branch is 21, more up to date
is patch-2.4.22-pre9
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:42 PM   #4
misfit_br
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware Linux
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Slack uses stock kernel (vanilla)

The philosophy of Slackware is to keep it simple. If you want something specific on the kernel, patch it yourself. The stable-tree should be the "stablest" kernel available, as Linus and his maitainers are directly involved with it.

AFAIK, the Slackware 9.0 kernel is patched exceptionally, because the kernel at that time had several bugs concerning ext3, and it could compromise the system.
But it is not a normal thing to happen at all.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux 2.4 Kernel Compiling Error: no rule to made head.o KneeLess Linux - General 2 10-03-2005 10:54 PM
dvorak made easy (slackware) phos LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 1 12-05-2004 02:33 PM
Slackware 10, custom 2.6.7 kernel, lilo, loads kernel very slowly entropyv Slackware 3 08-19-2004 07:06 PM
"Got it made" with Slackware! blueStatic LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 1 07-29-2003 03:09 PM
How do I install slackware on a partition made by partition magic in windows bling bling Slackware 4 06-29-2003 12:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration