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Old 02-06-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Installing kernel 2.6.7 in /testing

I installed Slackware 10.0, and also LILO to the MBR (if that part matters).
I want to install the kernel in testing, but how do I do that? I see lots of ways to recompile, but which files in the directory of /testing/kernel-2.6.7 do I need, and what do I do with them? Could you send a couple links my way, or some kind of help please?

Old 02-06-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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All the info you need is contained in the README.initrd file found in the
/testing/packages/linux-2.6.7/ directory.

Here is a link to it so you can read/print it before you get started

Although, I start off with a simple ' installpkg * ' . And I make sure I maintain the original
2.4.26 kernel in my lilo.conf - that part is not covered in the README.

Here is part of my lilo.conf that boots both slack kernels:
# Slackware 2.6.7 config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.7
initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
root = /dev/hda1
label = Slack-2.6.7
# Slackware 2.6.7 config ends
# Slackware 2.4.26 config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.26
root = /dev/hda1
label = Slack-2.4.26
# Slackware 2.4.26 config ends

Last edited by tw001_tw; 02-06-2005 at 02:50 PM.
Old 02-07-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks, I got it installed using Shilo's guide. Now I just have to download 2.6.10 on dialup.


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