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Old 05-01-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
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upgrade problem

Hello!When I`am trying to upgrade from slackware 11.0 to 12.0,I received on the screen Pre-installing package glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-10...
FATAL: kernel too old
/sbin/installpkg: line 220: 8788 Segmentation fault /sbin/ldconfig
Old 05-01-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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You did not upgrade your kernel to 2.6 first.

You should read the instructions in the Slackware 12.0 CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT very carefully.

Especially the first step in the upgrade procedure which is described in detail there:

Install a 2.6.18 or later kernel (if you are using the default 2.4 kernel
from Slackware 11.0) - there are kernel packages available in the A
series that should work fine.  Note that the generic* kernels will
require an initrd, and 11.0's mkinitrd is unable to build a suitable one,
so you need to choose one of the huge* kernels for now.  There is a
discussion later in this document about whether to use the SMP-enabled
kernel or not.
At this point, use "installpkg" to install the kernel rather than
"upgradepkg" so that you will still have a working kernel if the new one
doesn't boot.  If you were not already running a 2.6 kernel, you will
need to reboot before doing anything else.  Before you reboot, you will
need to make sure the old and new kernels have an appropriate section in
/etc/lilo.conf, and then run /sbin/lilo.

Last edited by Alien Bob; 05-01-2009 at 04:43 AM. Reason: formatting


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