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Old 11-23-2005, 07:46 AM   #1
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New install with the newest kernel?


Hi,

Im about to install Slackware 10.2 on my second computer and I want to use the newest kernel available from the start.

How do I do it? What kernel do I have to download and use? (I have been to http://www.kernel.org/ several times but i can figure out what kernel image to use)

I have the two slackware install discs, should i make a third disc with the newest kernel on, and use that one during install or?

Usually i install using sata.i boot image, and it also picks this kernel by default when prompted during install, is there a 'special' sata.i kernel I should use?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 11-23-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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From the page you linked, "The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.6.14.2"
There is no kernel image from The Linux Kernel Archives; that is the kernel source.

If you compile your own kernel on another machine, you can put it on media to select
during the Slackware install. Otherwise, you need to install with Slack's default 2.4.31
kernel and then install your custom kernel after the OS has been installed. If you don't
know how to rebuild a kernel, I'd suggest this Kernel Rebuild Guide.

There is a 2.6.13 kernel on the Slackware-10.2 CDs you can use, however, it's going
to be different than the default one. You'll need to carefully read the RELEASE_NOTES
file if you want to use that kernel.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for helping out

I used your link to Kernel Rebuild Guide and all seems to work just fine.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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Great! I am so impressed that you followed those directions and did it yourself!

Be free from Winders!

If you need more help or guidance on that, post back! You can, for instance, put
your kernel on a CD and use it with a fresh Slackware install. Options in Linux are
limitless! Only restriction is our knowledge, not someone else's poorly coded and
assembled operating system.
 
  


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