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I have a fairly simple question:
Can the Slackware installer run the 2.6 kernel?
The problem I have is that I need 2.6 for my promise sata raid controller to work.
More specifically the kernel has to have the promise_sata module.
Is this module enabled in slackware or does the installer only run 2.4?
www.amigolinux.org has a SATA bootdisk with kernel 2.6.7 from LQ user bonecrusher. You can use that with install.1 and install.2 and then install the kernel form the floppy or install the one from Slackware, but I don't know if it has SATA support.
As far as I found out the installer only runs the 2.4 kernel and so does not recognise the sata discs.
However I managed to install to an IDE HDD, upgrade to 2.6, copy over the system, reconfigure grub (LILO sucks ass). Now everything is fine.