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Old 01-17-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
cmiranda
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Slack 10, XFS, and slackpkg


Hello all. Long time lurker, first time poster.

I have installed Slackware 10 using the xfs.s kernel on a Celeron 300a system and have installed slackpkg 1.3.1 for updating all of my packages from the slackware-current tree.

I am currently using XFS for my filesystem because I am planning on using this machine as a PVR with either MythTV or Freevo.

I've used slackpkg to update all of the packages that are installed on the system. The kernel that is in the slack-current tree is 2.4.28 (I'm updating from the stock 2.4.26 kernel from xfs.s). Once I had completed the upgrades and ran lilo to take the newly updated kernel, I went ahead and tried to reboot into Slack with the 2.4.28 kernel, only to be greeted by a kernel panic saying that it couldn't find reiserfs (it didn't even search for any XFS filesystems).

I then went to the slackware-current tree and noticed that the 2.4.28 kernel located there is an ide kernel which I don't think has support for XFS compiled in.

What I want to know is what do I need to do before updating to 2.4.28 and booting into it so I can have a working 2.4.28 Slackware system with my XFS filesystem? Do I have to create an initrd image?? How would I go about it for XFS support?

I have tried Googling and Yahoo!-ing for solutions and have found nothing. I could really use someone's help.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
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http://ftp.scarlet.be/pub/slackware/...kernels/xfs.s/
or any other current mirror will get you the xf.s kernel. Place manually in /boot and create a new entry in lilo.conf, then run lilo.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:42 AM   #3
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Originally posted by gnashley
http://ftp.scarlet.be/pub/slackware/...kernels/xfs.s/
or any other current mirror will get you the xf.s kernel. Place manually in /boot and create a new entry in lilo.conf, then run lilo.
Thanks. I will try this when I get home this afternoon.
 
  


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