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Old 10-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
pkgtool
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Kernel and K6II500 on slack 12.1, any easy work arround?


Hello, I'm trying to install the newest Slackware on an old machine, It's a k6II550, 512mb ram... I'd like to set it up as a server for a friend.

It wont boot up with the default kernel, I need to use the huge.s one, so I've fully installed the Slackware with both cd1 and cd2 and tried to get up running, however, once I installed and tried to boot it didn't work.

I tried to mount /dev/hda1 on /mnt through the boot cd and edited the lilo conf to use the vmlinuz-XXXX-huge or something like that but whenever I try to start up the computer it keeps saying the processor doesn't support certain features.

I'd just like to use the old huge.s kernel, is there a way to do it easily or would be better to try and compile my own?

Thank you
 
Old 10-26-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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It wont boot up with the default kernel, I need to use the huge.s one, so I've fully installed the Slackware with both cd1 and cd2 and tried to get up running
I can confirm this. I have a box with a K6-III+ CPU and 256 MB RAM. I used a 12.0 CD to test but the CD will not boot with the hugesmp.s kernel. The CD boots with the huge.s kernel.

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however, once I installed and tried to boot it didn't work.
The boot loader configuration likely is pointing to the soft link vmlinuz. The slackware installation script always creates a soft link of vmlinuz. Likely the link is pointing to vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.24.5-smp rather than vmlinuz-huge-2.6.24.5.

Notice the two kernels are named siimilarly although not the same.

Boot with the CD1 and manually mount the partition containing the /boot file system. Check the soft link:

ls /boot/vmlinuz

If the link is pointing to the smp version, then change the vmlinuz soft link:

unlink vmlinuz
ln -sf vmlinuz-huge-2.6.24.5 vmlinuz
 
Old 10-27-2008, 02:15 AM   #3
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Thanks very much, that worked perfectly. I have done it before in the past.. but It couldn't cross around my mind..

Thanks.. solved
 
  


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