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Old 02-20-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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new kernel 2.6.13 & slapt-get

I installed the new kernel using slapt-get. (I installed the 2.6.13 source (kernel-source-2.6.13-noarch-1 for slackware 10.2.0) The old kernel is 2.4.31.

I'm not sure what to do next. Do all the things in the Kernel Compile Guide 2.6.0 still apply?

Old 02-20-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Does anything 2.6.13 related show up in /boot? I've never actually used a 2.6x kernel from the Slackware distribution, thereby opting to download and compile the source from the Internet. If you do have something in /boot, such as vmlinuz-ide-2.6.13, then you will need to edit your /etc/lilo.conf to add an entry for the new kernel, if you are using LILO as a bootloader. Just make another entry by copying what is already in place for the 2.4.31 kernel, and changing the necessary information for 2.6.13. Do not overwrite information for the 2.4.31 kernel, in case you cannot boot successfully into 2.6.13 you can then boot to 2.4.31 (have two separate entries). If you are using grub as a bootloader, I am unsure how to do this..

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Old 02-22-2007, 06:11 AM   #3
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I tried compiling using the instructions in the 2.6.31 kernel README file. This seemed to function ok but I no longer had sound and wasn't able to connect to the internet. (the 2.6.13 kernel loaded ok and I was able to get into kde.)

I reran the cd install disk for slackware 10.2.0 and reinstalled the boot image (bare.i) from that disk after moving the 2.6.13 vmlinuz to (I didn't reinstall the kernel but only the boot image during the configuration.)

Everything went back to normal so I decided to see what would happen if I used to boot. (I changed the name to "vmlinuz").For some reason, it didn't load the new kernel and it still went to the old 2.4.31 kernel.


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