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Old 07-02-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Does the Slackware 10.0 installer run 2.6.x?


Hello everyone,
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?

Thanks for any replies
\/\/Cprof
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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No...but it gives the option to install a kernel from a floppy image...you could do the 2.6.x kernel that way
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:36 PM   #3
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How would I do that?
Would the installer then run the 2.6 kernel?
sry for all those questions but i'd really like to get slackware onto my desktop.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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Possibly, but the slack website says its in testing so its probably unstable at this time.

http://www.slackware.com/index.php
 
Old 07-02-2004, 11:56 PM   #5
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It's on cd2 in the testing directory with a readme for upgrading. (have not tried it)
 
Old 07-03-2004, 12:50 AM   #6
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I have installed the 2.6.7 kernel from disk 2 of the slack10 install set. It worked w/o any problems.

I just followed the instructions on the readme, I installed the supporting packages first.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 02:51 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:03 AM   #8
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Ok thanx I'll see if I can get it to work.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 09:17 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 11:47 AM   #10
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Kudos! Congrats on a successful kernel upgrade!

Have you noticed any outstanding speed or performance gains?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:47 PM   #11
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i know i did. I didnt notice it as much in fluxbox, but anything like kde, gnome, gimp, alot of gtk apps sure had improvement fps in glxgears even went up a few
 
Old 07-11-2004, 12:00 AM   #12
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2.6 is far better. I think slack shouldn't run the 2.4 at all - it's outdated.
Why not put the 2.4 in a "deprecated" folder on the second cd?
 
  


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