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I've been trying to get a 2.6 kernel to boot on my laptop (Gateway 460E, Centrino system, 1.7GHz, 768 RAM, 40GB HD, dual booting with XP Pro) for some time now. I have some really great instructions, and every time I've tried it, I get the same problem.
When I boot from the Slackware 10.2 CD, and tell it to boot with the test26.s kernel, it boots, gets some distance past uncompressing, but quickly (and I mean quickly), after displaying the first two dozen lines of information, goes black and never comes back. Same thing happens with an installed kernel (same version).
Interestingly, I've had Ubuntu on the same laptop, running kernels 2.6.10, 2.6.15 and 2.6.17 without a lick of trouble. It's only when I try to do it with Slack that I get hosed. I'd not care, but I'd really like to get my Intel IPW2200 wireless working -- it's the only thing that doesn't work from a default 2.4.31 installation.