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Sorry, I can't think of a better term, maybe live cd? Anyway, I have been using Slackware's install disk 1 to fix my computer, but I need to use a newer kernel version that 2.4.*. How can I do that? Can I just put my current kernel onto a cd, as well as something else, or is there a tool out there I can use? If at all possible, I'd like to use NTFS-3G, I sometimes need to write onto a NTFS partition when I'm in rescue mode.
You could maybe download SLAX and use that? It's a very cool Slackware-based Live Distro with ntfs support, Wine, and a few other goodies. I think it boots using 188.8.131.52 or 2.4, but its selectable.
Alternately, why not boot your Slackware CD-1 with an alternate kernel? Have you checked out the other kernels available on boot using F2 or F3 ? If you wanted to be able to do this often, just create the lib/modules folder on your system, copy all the 2.6 modules into it, and then you can boot the Slackware CD using:
boot: <2.6 kernel name goes here> root=/dev/hda? noinitrd ro
Let me know if any of this helps, or if i have misunderstood the problem
Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 04-25-2007 at 12:11 PM.
All of these kernels are version 184.108.40.206,
except huge26.s which is version 220.127.116.11,
and test26.s which is version 2.6.18.
Disc 1 is a livecd, in the sense that it's bootable, but SLAX is more generally usable and can be modified. Disc 1 is pretty much limited to what is needed for installation, and you can't mess with what is on it (easily).
This can also be used to make a cd take your current cd1 copy it to your hard drive.
Make a new directory ( lets call it custom )in the kernels directory.
Copy your kernel named bzImage, config, and System.map.gz into this new directory. Make sure you gzip System.map
Edit /isolinux/isolinux.cfg and add your new kernel.
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