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Old 03-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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How to upgrade to kernel 3.2.7


I am presently with Kernel 2.6.37 smp, how to upgrade to the latest 3.2.7?
i did slackupgrade-all but it says :

Checking local integrity... DONE
Looking for packages to upgrade. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for upgrade. Try:

/usr/sbin/slackpkg install|reinstall .

Thank you
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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The 3.2.7 kernel is available for Slackware-current only. Apparently you are running Slackware 13.37. This is a stable release for which no new kernel will be released; only critical bug fixes.

Eric
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thanks Eric.
In fact i am having two partitions, one for SW-Stable and the other one with SW-current. Just curious in making sure that my kernel was updated.
 
Old 03-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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You can download the current kernel,kernel-modules,kernel-firmware from a mirror then cd to the directory they are in and use either pkgtool or pkginstall to install the newer kernel. will have to blacklist the stable packages in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist to keep them from being replaced by the stable kernel, during updates that is if you want to use the current kernel on the stable release

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Be sure to run lilo before you re-boot.
As root you can run, liloconfig
from the prompt, or run, pkgtool
then, Setup
and then pick, liloconfig
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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i am having the linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 with me now in the root. what to do next?
 
Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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Are you wanting to compile a newer kernel or install the kernel from current? To install from current go to a slackware/current mirror and download all the kernel-* from the "a" directory and do as mentioned above. If you want to compile a kernel then you need to do some research on how to do it first, since your asking what to do next with a linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 file.
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #8
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Quote:
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i am having the linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 with me now in the root. what to do next?
AlienBob has written a good how-to. Link
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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Whether compliling a new kernel my own or to install from current i think both i wanna to try it out, that's the way to learn new things right?

For sure i need to do some reading here

Thanks guys for your direction in looking out the info avaialable.
 
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