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Old 06-27-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
Mr Marmmalade
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9.1 to 10 idea


looked in:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...es/linux-2.6.7

is it possible to download the 4 tgz files (excluding the kernel-source file) and install them on a stock 9.1 system?

hey, its a cheap idea, but i'm on 56k. that server is really busy/slow.

EDIT: the files i mean are:
alsa-driver-1.0.5a_2.6.7-i486-1.tgz
kernel-generic-2.6.7-i486-1.tgz
kernel-headers-2.6.7-i386-1.tgz
kernel-modules-2.6.7-i486-2.tgz

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Old 06-27-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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Changing the kernel to 2.6 doesn't make your system become sw10, right?

It's a good idea to test the 2.6 kernel tho
 
Old 06-27-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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whoa, oops, the thread title was a bit wrong. i just mean a 'simple' way of getting 2.6.7 into my system. simple=small filesizes to DL, and avoids kernel compiling.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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basically, install only kernel-generic and kernel-modules may work already. you will need to run lilo, install alsa-drivers and config alsa again. (3 pkgs)

the headers package is for hardware drivers normally
 
Old 06-27-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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Talking

i'll see if it works!

i'll get only 3 files:
alsa-driver-1.0.5a_2.6.7-i486-1.tgz
kernel-generic-2.6.7-i486-1.tgz
kernel-modules-2.6.7-i486-2.tgz

EDIT: i'm using a mirror to give Slack Prime (<<patent pending ) server over to the people getting full slack10.

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Old 06-27-2004, 05:59 PM   #6
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it works, but it is a very basic kernel, i think. it didnt even have ext3 built in so it loaded my ext3 partitions as ext2. and it does set up your /boot directory to load it as the default. by quickly editing my lilo.conf i was able to get 2.4.22 & 2.6.7 as boot options. (if anyone else is mad enough to follow this idea) i'd advise firstly backing up the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file as i think it might have overwritten it, although theres a .bak in there now. editing rc.modules for my network card didnt work, and i think a few other services didnt load. i even tried loading ext3 & vfat as modules, just to get some error. i shall try more tomorrow, as its getting late.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 06:13 PM   #7
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You might want to read the changelogs or the README that came with the kernel in Slack 10 before doing this all willy nilly. This is a bare bones kernel in which almost everything has to be loaded as a module including support for any filesystem other than ext2. You have to make an initrd to properly boot the kernel.
 
  


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