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Old 08-15-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question 2.6 kernel in /testing


Please excuse a stupid question, but, here goes.
I'm using Slackware 10.1 and it is running perfectly with the 2.4x kernel, no glitches.
I've noticed on the Slackware site that there is a 2.6 kernel available in /testing.
Is /testing on the first install CD? Can someone please point me to some documentation on how to install this kernel?
Thank you in advance for your reply.

 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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If you're going to install a stock-kernel , like the one on CD, I would advise to take the newest "testing" kernel

Point your webbrowser to your favorite mirror and then to:
/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages/linux-2.6.12.3/

Mine would be:

http://ftp.bit.nl/mirror/slackware/s...inux-2.6.12.3/

Download those files.


As for installing the kernel:

You could do:

upgradepkg kernel-headers-2.6.12.3-i386-1.tgz
upgradepkg kernel-generic-2.6.12.3-i486-1.tgz
upgradepkg kernel-modules-2.6.12.3-i486-1.tgz
upgradepkg alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.12.3-i486-1.tgz
upgradepkg kernel-source-2.6.12.3-noarch-1.tgz

But you might break something. This _really_ is not the best way for what i've read, but it worked for me a while ago (i really urgently needed the 2.6 kernel and modules for some hardware that wouldn't work otherwise).

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Old 08-15-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by nukey
If you're going to install a stock-kernel , like the one on CD, I would advise to take the newest "testing" kernel

Point your webbrowser to your favorite mirror and then to:
/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages/linux-2.6.12.3/

Mine would be:

http://ftp.bit.nl/mirror/slackware/s...inux-2.6.12.3/

Download those files.


As for installing the kernel:

You could do:

upgradepkg kernel-headers-2.6.12.3-i386-1.tgz
upgradepkg kernel-generic-2.6.12.3-i486-1.tgz
upgradepkg kernel-modules-2.6.12.3-i486-1.tgz
upgradepkg alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.12.3-i486-1.tgz
upgradepkg kernel-source-2.6.12.3-noarch-1.tgz

But you might break something. This _really_ is not the best way for what i've read, but it worked for me a while ago (i really urgently needed the 2.6 kernel and modules for some hardware that wouldn't work otherwise).
Hi nukey,

Thanks for your reply:-) I was confused during the install process by the fact that I couldn't find /testing on the installation CD. You've answered my question, much appreciated!
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:15 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by hitest
I was confused during the install process by the fact that I couldn't find /testing on the installation CD.
the /test dir is on CD#2 of the slackware 10.1 set......

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Old 08-15-2005, 03:18 PM   #5
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Hi nukey,

Thanks for your reply:-) I was confused during the install process by the fact that I couldn't find /testing on the installation CD. You've answered my question, much appreciated!
There IS a /testing on the second CD. But since that is a "testing" kernel and the newer kernel in the current tree is also "testing" you might as well take the newest

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Old 08-15-2005, 03:19 PM   #6
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Avoid to use 2.6 kernel-headers packages, prefer the 2.4 for
compatibility with glibc reason

Also if you use reiserfs for your root partition, you may need to
use an initrd with the slackware 2.6 kernel package
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:25 PM   #7
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There IS a /testing on the second CD. But since that is a "testing" kernel and the newer kernel in the current tree is also "testing" you might as well take the newest
Thanks for the clarification, nukey, that's good to know.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #8
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Avoid to use 2.6 kernel-headers packages, prefer the 2.4 for
compatibility with glibc reason

Also if you use reiserfs for your root partition, you may need to
use an initrd with the slackware 2.6 kernel package
Thanks keefaz!

I am using reiserfs on my root partition. Thanks for the heads up! I really appreciate these responses from you and from nukey. I've learned a lot today.
I don't feel like a complete .
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:33 PM   #9
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In this case, read carrefully the README.initrd file in the /boot directory
after you install your 2.6 kernel package
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #10
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In this case, read carrefully the README.initrd file in the /boot directory
after you install your 2.6 kernel package
Thank you keefaz! I appreciate your help.
 
  


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