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Old 10-22-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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Kernel Configuration Corrupted.

I was fetching (from the internet) a new batch of updates from Slackware--current and then suddenly my laptop turned off (overheat) while the process of updating is incomplete (it's in the process of updating the kernel part) after that i turned on my laptop and after it finished prompting the "loading linux.." it reboots..

is it possible to recompile the kernel?

or can i possibly backtrack the changes?.

or is it possible to run using the live cd kernel?

because i need to backup my other files first so that i can reformat again.

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with slackware's upgrade procedure, but on systems I do use regularly, kernel upgrades usually leave existing kernels installed, and simply make the new kernel the default in the bootloader configuration. If you are able to boot the system with a live CD, you might be able to edit the bootloader configuration and roll back to a working, prior version. Without knowing more about what has been corrupted, that would be my first approach.

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