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gabytf 03-01-2012 09:01 AM

How to upgrade to kernel 3.2.7
I am presently with Kernel 2.6.37 smp, how to upgrade to the latest 3.2.7?
i did slackupgrade-all but it says :

Checking local integrity... DONE
Looking for packages to upgrade. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for upgrade. Try:

/usr/sbin/slackpkg install|reinstall .

Thank you

Alien Bob 03-01-2012 09:09 AM

The 3.2.7 kernel is available for Slackware-current only. Apparently you are running Slackware 13.37. This is a stable release for which no new kernel will be released; only critical bug fixes.


gabytf 03-01-2012 09:22 AM

Thanks Eric.
In fact i am having two partitions, one for SW-Stable and the other one with SW-current. Just curious in making sure that my kernel was updated.

colorpurple21859 03-01-2012 09:24 AM

You can download the current kernel,kernel-modules,kernel-firmware from a mirror then cd to the directory they are in and use either pkgtool or pkginstall to install the newer kernel. will have to blacklist the stable packages in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist to keep them from being replaced by the stable kernel, during updates that is if you want to use the current kernel on the stable release

cwizardone 03-01-2012 11:00 AM

Be sure to run lilo before you re-boot.
As root you can run, liloconfig
from the prompt, or run, pkgtool
then, Setup
and then pick, liloconfig

gabytf 03-01-2012 11:38 AM

i am having the linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 with me now in the root. what to do next?

colorpurple21859 03-01-2012 12:39 PM

Are you wanting to compile a newer kernel or install the kernel from current? To install from current go to a slackware/current mirror and download all the kernel-* from the "a" directory and do as mentioned above. If you want to compile a kernel then you need to do some research on how to do it first, since your asking what to do next with a linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 file.

stormtracknole 03-01-2012 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by gabytf (Post 4616149)
i am having the linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 with me now in the root. what to do next?

AlienBob has written a good how-to. Link

gabytf 03-01-2012 08:27 PM

Whether compliling a new kernel my own or to install from current i think both i wanna to try it out, that's the way to learn new things right? :)

For sure i need to do some reading here :)

Thanks guys for your direction in looking out the info avaialable.

gabytf 05-03-2013 04:53 AM

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