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Old 07-17-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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how to find out if install of test26.s kernel worked

Hello everyone,

hope someone can help me out and that it's not something that's posted in some thread somewhere. I couldn't find it. I installed Slack 10.2 on a Thinkpad 23, using info from a few threads here on how to install the test kernel. Used pkgtool to upgrade the other kernel packages. All went fine. Problem is, when I go to /boot, I still see the 2.4.X kernel.

During setup, I selected the testing kernel with F3. When setup asked to choose a kernel for booting at the end, I went with the 'skip this step'-option. Rebooted, went to the directory with the 2.6.X and used pkgtool to install alsa and other kernel packages. No problems at all. So, are the filenames and links incorrectly named? What command can I use to check which kernel is running?

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The login prompt will show you what kernel you are running.

But if you want a command to see it, try "uname -r".
Old 07-17-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Seems I'm running the 2.4.31 kernel. This is getting ridiculous. Tried compiling a new kernel a dozen times, all failed for one reason or another. Then tried installing with the 2.6 kernel through F3 as described in this thread

Didn't work. So, what did I miss? Should I have gone with another option and chosen to install a different kernel, instead of 'skip this step? Guess I'll try that one.


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