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ElvenAssassin 04-16-2004 01:58 PM

Installing Slackware v9.1 Can anyone suggest what kernel to install?
 
Hello everyone, and thank-you for your help, and even more, just for reading this.

I tried installing Slackware v9.1 last night, and amoungst the bewildered looks and the many times I said to myself "I don't know what that is, I'd better install it anyways"... I finally came to the end.

The install was successfull, but rebooting was not. I think I know what the problem is... I'll save that for another post. My point is, I have to reinstall, and I was blown away by all the kernel options.

I chose to install the default one, but I'd really like a more informed opinion from hardened Linux veterans ;) Unless I'm mistaken, kernels are built with different pieces of hardware in mind, right? if I'm wrong, please correct me.

Just in case, here are the specs of my WinBoxen:
AMD Athlon XP 2100+
256MB ram
100GB HD
Gigabyte motherboard (GA-7VAX)
Winfast TV 2000 XP TV-Tuner Card

If not a suggestion of which kernel to install, does anyone know where to point me in the right direction? I got lost looking around for information.

Thank-you for your time,
ElvenAssassin

muah 04-16-2004 02:04 PM

If your computer successfully booted with the kernel u selected when u booted from Slackware Installation CD1 then there is very high chance this kernel will work fine on your computer.

Which kernel did u use? bare.i works with most computers without problem (unless u have some RAID or specific hardware).

EDIT: You dont have to reinstall whole system if u just want to use another kernel.

ElvenAssassin 04-16-2004 02:15 PM

I didn't get a successful reboot, but I think that's just because I didn't set that up properly.

I chose the default kernel, that's all I know (Where it said 'If you don't know what you're doing, and you got this far... you probably should stick with the kernel you already have loaded)

In a panic, because my system would not boot into anything at all, I deleted my linux partition and chose to start fresh, but thank you for letting me know that I'd have to do a fresh install, for future reference! I'm sure I'll want to change it eventually.

XavierP 04-16-2004 04:00 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Slackware-Installation and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

muah 04-17-2004 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ElvenAssassin
I didn't get a successful reboot, but I think that's just because I didn't set that up properly.
Well what did u get? Just a blank screen when your computer was supposed to boot linux (this could mean wrong lilo configuration) ?

ElvenAssassin 04-18-2004 03:11 PM

Hrm, I thought I successfully replied last night.

Yes, I got a blank screen, and I'm assuming that LILO was mis-configured, but I assumed I had BootMagic installed and running, but I hadn't, so I figured I'd make a seperate post about that if things didn't run a second time.


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