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linuxhippy 03-14-2005 10:46 AM

precompiled kernels & modules
 
on the Slackware ftp site they have precompiled kernels-using them I can do. I'm wondering about the modules-are modules specific to each kernel that is compiled? I didn't see them at:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...-10.1/kernels/

Also, how would you know which kernel # the kernels are (the numbers are not in the config files)??

tw001_tw 03-14-2005 11:31 AM

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...s/VERSIONS.TXT
Its in the VERSIONS.TXT file at the top of your link
What you are looking at is different configurations of the same kernel version.
They will all work with the default kernel modules.tgz that is installed.

Compare it to this and it might make it clearer:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar.../linux-2.6.10/

In the second link, you will find the modules package for the 2.6.10 kernel, which
is different the the modules.tgz for 2.4.29

That answer it for you?
-tw

linuxhippy 03-14-2005 12:12 PM

I see about the versions. I don't understand the modules, though. I'm interested in the lowmem kernel for 2.4.29, where are the modules?

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...nels/lowmem.i/

tw001_tw 03-14-2005 12:38 PM

This folder:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...1/slackware/a/
direct link:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar....29-i486-1.tgz

They are probably already installed - verify with pkgtool.
What moduels get loaded are determined by your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file.
It doesn't matter if you use the 2.4.29 lowmem.i, bare.i, bareacpi.i, or what-ever the case,
Since they are all 2.4.29 kernels, they all use the kernel-modules-2.4.29-i486-1.tgz.

-tw

linuxhippy 03-14-2005 05:18 PM

ok-modules are kernel version specific? You would need one set of modules for kernel 2.4.26, another set of modules for kernel 2.4.29, and another set of modules for kernel 2.6.10-right?

tw001_tw 03-14-2005 08:46 PM

I'm about 90 to 95% sure on this - yes, that is correct.
-tw


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