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Old 01-23-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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New Kernel on Fresh Install

I just got the Slackware 9.1 4 CD pack at a computer store here.
Can I install the new 2.6.1 kernel on a fresh install, i.e have it burned on to a cd before hand and use 2.6.1 instead of the kernels on the installation isos or is 2.6 available on the installation disk?

Old 01-23-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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You can't do that unless you have pre-compiled packages (kernel+ modules) coming from
somewhere (ie, but I do not think they are available at the moment.
Consider kernel 2.6 series have different modules than 2.4 series and some different features as well (ie sysfs, usb2 support)
Slack 9.1 is fully compatible with 2.6 kernel series since it has the new module_init_tools already configured.
Compile the new kernel per "readme file" using the /boot/config file as guide.
It won't be difficult at all. You'll need only some small adjustments to fine tune yor box.
Old 01-24-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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I'm going to go for the new kernel.

(Slayer live DVD making it hard to concentrate)


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