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Old 11-03-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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Kernel Upgrade on VL5.1

I'm not sure that this is the right place to post this but here goes. I have Kernel v2.6.12 on Slackware-based Vector Linux 5.1. I want, for the learning experience, to upgrade to the latest stable release. I have no idea what I am doing, someone please walk me through it!
Old 11-04-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Copy kernel source directory (most likely here)
cd /usr/src

Download the new kernel source from
wget --cut-dirs=5

Uncompress it it /usr/src
tar xvjf linux-

Make new symbolic link to it
rm linux
ln -s linux- linux
cd linux

Copy old config from previous kernel (optional)
cp ../'uname -r'/.config .

Start by using the old config
make oldconfig

Start configuration utility
make menuconfig

After selecting what you need compile the kernel and modules
make && make modules_install

After this copy the new kernel to boot
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6

Modify lilo.conf to boot the new kernel-2.6 kernel and run lilo.
After this boot to new kernel and there you go


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