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Old 08-04-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
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Is there a kernel made for slackware?

For mandrake and redhat, there are special specifically for those distros...

is there a special kernel made for slackware? (specifically i686) or do i just use an original kernel from

also, about those original kernels: are those updated in releases like 2.4.20-8 or 2.4.20-19.9 and such or are they just staying as 2.4.20?
Old 08-04-2003, 09:12 PM   #2
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just use the linux-2.4.20.tar.gz from, im pretty new so i dont know about 2.4.20-8 but i used 2.4.20 in slackware 9.0 and it worked fine.
Old 08-05-2003, 02:02 AM   #3
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Slack uses (used to use) the stock
kernels from, thus there
has never been a need to roll releases
of each new patch...

In Slack 9 the kernel has been patched
to support jfs and xfs, I think... :) If you
didn't use either of those for your install
just continue using kernels from (or a close mirror)


P.S.: The current latest stable from
the 2.4.x branch is 21, more up to date
is patch-2.4.22-pre9
Old 08-05-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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Slack uses stock kernel (vanilla)

The philosophy of Slackware is to keep it simple. If you want something specific on the kernel, patch it yourself. The stable-tree should be the "stablest" kernel available, as Linus and his maitainers are directly involved with it.

AFAIK, the Slackware 9.0 kernel is patched exceptionally, because the kernel at that time had several bugs concerning ext3, and it could compromise the system.
But it is not a normal thing to happen at all.


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