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Old 01-08-2004, 07:32 AM   #1
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Rainstalling slackware 9.1. can I just dl the new kernel and use that when installing

As the title. I`m about to do a complete rebuild of my computer and seeing as the new kernel is out I`m wondering if its just a case of installing slack and when it asked for the kernel insert a cd containing the new kernel?

Will that work?

I have slack 9.1 at the moment.
Old 01-08-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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During install you can install akernel from a Slackware CdD or from a floppy. If you want to install some other kernel copy it to a floppy. It must be named bzImage or vmlinuz
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So it is possible to do this then?
Old 01-11-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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I would say yes although I usually just use the install kernel (bare.i).

The reason I say yes is that I have done complete install from hard drive using the cd for boot and starting/running the instal program. I put the directory /slackware on the partition that would become /home after the install.

If the choose kerenel section of the install also let's you select the hard drive as installation media, than your on.

If not, and the kernel is too big for a floppy, and you don't want to burn to a cd, it's a small matter to copy the kernel, ./config file and system map to /boot after the install and redirect your lilo or grub accordingly.


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