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Old 10-04-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Bootup kernel vs. installed kernel


I'm in the process of installing Slackware 11, and I would like to use the 2.6.x kernel, but I used the default to boot from the installation disk. Will this affect which kernel gets installed?
 
Old 10-04-2006, 04:11 PM   #2
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No.ℕℕℕℕℕℕℕℕo.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 04:17 PM   #3
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Another question

Also, after completing the setup script (I chose the huge2.6 kernel), what do I need to do to finish installing the 2.6 kernel? installpkg? upgradepkg?

Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 06:32 PM   #4
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You should be all set. Check with uname -a which kernel is installed.

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Old 10-04-2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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You should be all set. Check with uname -a which kernel is installed.Robert
In case it isn't clear, do this after booting into your new system (without the CD).
 
Old 10-04-2006, 09:17 PM   #6
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The 2.6-kernel modules aren't installed by the setup program, you have to installpkg those manually (look in extra/ for huge26.s modules and testing/ for test26.s modules).
 
Old 10-05-2006, 06:36 AM   #7
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Here are some extra steps you need to take (quote from the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT file)

kernels/huge26.s/* - added a 2.6.17.13 kernel to the official
(supported) package set. The user will be given a choice of
whether to install the 2.4.33.3 or 2.6.17.13 kernel. If a 2.6
kernel is used, additional packages must be added after the
installation -- at the very least the kernel-modules package.
Possibly also the kernel-headers to provide /usr/include/sound
used to compile ALSA applications.

You'll find those files in /extra

kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1
kernel-headers-2.6.17.13-i386-1

If you want to recompile your kernel, also install

kernel-source-2.6.17.13-noarch-1
 
Old 10-07-2006, 04:59 PM   #8
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Hi,

I'm having a little trouble trying to install the 2.6 kernel.

When i install slack, i choose huge26.s, after this process and just before the installation is finished, it prompts me for wich kernel to use and i choose "install from a slackware cd" and then i again choose Huge26.s.

I reboot

Go to the /extra and install the kernel modules, source and generic. But when i reboot again and issue the uname -a command it always displays 2.4.33.3.

Wich kernel am i using ??? 2.4.33.3 or 2.6.17.13 ???

Regards
 
Old 10-07-2006, 05:15 PM   #9
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Hi,

I'm having a little trouble trying to install the 2.6 kernel.

When i install slack, i choose huge26.s, after this process and just before the installation is finished, it prompts me for wich kernel to use and i choose "install from a slackware cd" and then i again choose Huge26.s.

I reboot

Go to the /extra and install the kernel modules, source and generic. But when i reboot again and issue the uname -a command it always displays 2.4.33.3.

Wich kernel am i using ??? 2.4.33.3 or 2.6.17.13 ???

Regards
When your first slackware cd finishes booting up you need to type F2 then F3 which will give you a list of kernels to boot from, type in the kernel for huge. If you just hit enter after the cd first boots up you will be booting from the 2.4.33 kernel. Howver, if you boot from the 2.6.17.13 kernel and then later install the kernel from the cd when prompted and install the headers and modules you'll be fine.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 05:26 PM   #10
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Hi,

I will reinstall it again, and see how it goes !!!

Thanks for your help.

Regards
 
Old 10-07-2006, 06:42 PM   #11
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Hi,

I will reinstall it again, and see how it goes !!!

Thanks for your help.

Regards
No problem, you're welcome. It worked for me last Tuesday just fine.

1. Select the huge kernel, boot from that.
2. Install Slackware.
3. When prompted for a kernel to install, select cd rom and choose huge again.
4. Re-boot after install is completed, insert slackware cd, navigate to /extra and install kernel modules and headers. You don't need to install the generic kernel.
5. You're done:-)
 
  


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