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Old 01-27-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Angry Linux installation


I am very new to Linux so go easy on me.
I am trying to install slackware(or any other Linux for the matter), but am haviing problem with Linux kernel 2.4.2 in slackware reconising my amiraid controller.
I am pretty sure there is a issue with the driver not working until 2.4 ac7 but have not got a clue how to go about installing Linux(slackware) on a machine when the drivers don't seem to work in the distribution.


Please understand that i am a complete newbie to linux but am keen to learn so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
My machine = intel server MB440LX
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Which version of Slack are you trying to install?
9.1 and 10 would definitely have a newer kernel
than that ...



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Old 01-27-2005, 03:57 PM   #3
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You could try Debian. The current installer (http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/) lets you choose between kernel 2.4.27 or 2.6.8 for installation. The installer is pretty easy to use and good documentation on installation is here: http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/ I'd recommend using the netinst CD. It is only about 120 MB and will install the base system, you can then download everything else you need.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:40 PM   #4
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I am using Slack 10 I believe

I am going to try another distro which is using a later kernel i think, hopefully this should sort the problem, think i'm going to try suse which i installed for a test today at work and its running 2.6.? so hopefully (if i'm right) and it is a driver issue, this should be fixed in this distro.

The problem is that i am not an experienced user to be able to solve the problem using slack so another distro will have to suffice. Thanks guys, i will let you know how it goes.
 
  


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