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Old 04-25-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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I need to make a new "Disc 1"

Sorry, I can't think of a better term, maybe live cd? Anyway, I have been using Slackware's install disk 1 to fix my computer, but I need to use a newer kernel version that 2.4.*. How can I do that? Can I just put my current kernel onto a cd, as well as something else, or is there a tool out there I can use? If at all possible, I'd like to use NTFS-3G, I sometimes need to write onto a NTFS partition when I'm in rescue mode.
Old 04-25-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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You could maybe download SLAX and use that? It's a very cool Slackware-based Live Distro with ntfs support, Wine, and a few other goodies. I think it boots using or 2.4, but its selectable.
Alternately, why not boot your Slackware CD-1 with an alternate kernel? Have you checked out the other kernels available on boot using F2 or F3 ? If you wanted to be able to do this often, just create the lib/modules folder on your system, copy all the 2.6 modules into it, and then you can boot the Slackware CD using:
boot: <2.6 kernel name goes here> root=/dev/hda? noinitrd ro
Let me know if any of this helps, or if i have misunderstood the problem

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Old 04-25-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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Well, it gives me a list of a bunch of kernels, but I don't think it tells what version it is.

What exactly is Disc 1? Is it a live CD, with something like SLAX, or something all by itself?
Old 04-25-2007, 04:11 PM   #4
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From kernels/VERSIONS.TXT:
All of these kernels are version,
except huge26.s which is version,
and test26.s which is version 2.6.18.
Disc 1 is a livecd, in the sense that it's bootable, but SLAX is more generally usable and can be modified. Disc 1 is pretty much limited to what is needed for installation, and you can't mess with what is on it (easily).
Old 04-25-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by slackware-11.0/isolinux/README.TXT

To make a bootable Slackware install DVD, get into the top level Slackware
directory (The one with ChangeLog.txt in it) and issue a command like this
to build the ISO image in /tmp:

mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware-dvd.iso \
-R -J -A "Slackware Install" \
-hide-rr-moved \
-v -d -N \
-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-V "SlackDVD" .
This can also be used to make a cd take your current cd1 copy it to your hard drive.
Make a new directory ( lets call it custom )in the kernels directory.
Copy your kernel named bzImage, config, and into this new directory. Make sure you gzip
Edit /isolinux/isolinux.cfg and add your new kernel.
label custom
kernel /kernels/custom/bzImage
append initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=custom
Follow the directions from the quoted readme to make a new iso image
Burn your new cd/dvd and enjoy.

Last edited by XGizzmo; 04-25-2007 at 04:24 PM.
Old 04-25-2007, 04:45 PM   #6
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OK, hopefully that should work. Thanks a lot
Old 04-25-2007, 06:08 PM   #7
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Pure genius! Thats what you guys are!

Perfect! i saw this post and got curious, so i clicked in and read the original post and said to myself finally a person i can help! then i read the others and i realised, hey they already did it! Sweet! you have just confirmed that i am not a waste of space and that i can actualy learn things...despite what othes may say!

Good advice and definately worth bookmarking for the newbie user!

Well done all!


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