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greklas 08-29-2004 09:59 AM

recompiling the kernel-SLACKWARE
I'm using Slackware 10.0 (kernel 2.4.26) and I want to use a platform which is designed for kernel 2.4.20.
It is previous kernel version. Shall I download the appropriate kernel and recompile it? What should I do?

Cedrik 08-29-2004 10:01 AM

Yes, download the 2.4.20 sources and compile kernel, I don't see why it could cause problems, you may need to downgrade your gcc package as well though.

ringwraith 08-29-2004 10:09 AM

You may want to double check at the mirrors but i think that 9.0 had that kernel. If so you could just install 9.0.

greklas 08-29-2004 11:13 AM

I thought that I couldn't compile a previous kernel version (2.4.20) while having 2.4.26. Doesn't any newer version have all the features of the oldest versions? Which is the reason to go "back" to previous versions?

Cedrik 08-29-2004 12:40 PM

Please ellaborate what you realy want, which feature etc.. The more precise you will be, the more chance you will get what you want.

greklas 08-29-2004 12:57 PM

I'm sorry but I'm little confused. If I compile the source of 2.4.20 kernel which I have downloaded, while I'm using now 2.4.26, then after that my kernel version will be 2.4.20?

ringwraith 08-29-2004 01:29 PM

You can compile and install 2.4.20 and then run that kernel. It doesn't matter what kernel you are currently running. I am not going to instruct you on how to do that as there is a sticky thread that contains all the needed info.

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