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Old 06-20-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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Question Slack custom instll w/ 2.6 kernel?


Has anyone made a modified Slack installer that uses the 2.6 kernel during install? I've got fairly new hardware with only SATA drive. Most 2.6 kernels are able to detect them. So far, Mandrake, SuSE and Debian w/ the new installer and 2.6 kernel option have no problems. I much prefer Slack, but even the 10 RC1 has the 2.4 kernel, and won's see my drives.

It's a bit disappointing that the "so new its not even final yet" Slack 10 won't support most SATA drives during install.

I was wondering if anyone has a custom Slack installer with a 2.6 kernel install, or a method to get the existing 2.4 kernel to work with SATA drives?

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Old 06-21-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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see www.amigolinux.org/news.htm for a link to bonecrushers sata.i install bootdisk for kernel 2.6
 
Old 06-21-2004, 03:52 AM   #3
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i have also a sata drive (maxtor) on my linux box and i uses the 9.1 installer with the 2.4.22 kerenl and i didn't had a problem. and from there you can upgrade so 2.4.22 supports it
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link to that boot flppy gnashley.

Lodder, my previous system had a highpoint SATA controller and 9.1 installed fine. I have a new motherboard with both Via and a Promise onboard SATA controllers. They aren't detected by either slack 9.1 or 10 RC1.

I'd love to make a custom ISO and add that satabare.i kernel as an install option. That way I could install Slack 10 from the custom ISO without a headache. I'd still compile a new kernel once the system was up and running, but at least I could get things going.

Amigo linux looks interesting, but I'd really rather not use a FAT partition. During install I like to create ReiserFS partitions jor the Journalling FS peace of mind.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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Originally posted by mono
I'd love to make a custom ISO and add that satabare.i kernel as an install option. That way I could install Slack 10 from the custom ISO without a headache. I'd still compile a new kernel once the system was up and running, but at least I could get things going.
Slightly off topic, but I tried making a custom ISO myself (for 9.1 though), replacing one of the unused kernels with a custom bare.i kernel that included USB support and USB mass storage support. Didn't work. If I have time, I'll start a new thread explaining what I did, and maybe someone here can tell me what I did wrong.


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Old 06-21-2004, 01:10 PM   #6
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I'd love to see it so I can learn what NOT to do
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:19 PM   #7
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me too ;>
I've got some problems creating a custom install cd as well :/
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:41 PM   #8
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I did one successfully about a year and a half ago to allow me to install Slack 9.0 or 9.1 on my now stolen Fujitsu P2000. (Hunt back far enough and you'll even find my post asking about it.) It took me 4 or 5 tries, but I did it the hard way. I assembled my own image, removed some of the scsi images since I did not need them, then changed the install scripts to suit. Unfotunately, as I said, that laptop was stolen in January of this year so any notes I had went with it.

So it is at least possible,
 
Old 04-11-2005, 12:15 PM   #9
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That would be interesting, maybe now with slack not supporting gnome there will be room on the cd for more kernel images.So anyone know what scripts to edit so you can install a custom kernel/config configuration?

Love to know

MunCH
 
Old 04-12-2005, 12:52 AM   #10
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Just replace the bare kernel image with the one you want to use.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 02:57 AM   #11
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Originally posted by mono
Lodder, my previous system had a highpoint SATA controller and 9.1 installed fine. I have a new motherboard with both Via and a Promise onboard SATA controllers. They aren't detected by either slack 9.1 or 10 RC1.
Can't you set the BIOS to expose these as "legacy" (can't remember the option - compatible maybe) drives ???.
Then they appear as /dev/hd? - /dev/hde or somesuch I seem to recall.
Get the install done, then upgrade to use them as native SATA.

Might be another viable option.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 04:45 AM   #12
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gnashley, yes but arent there install scripts that have to be edited with the changed names of the kernel, bzImage and config files, or are you suggesting renaming the 2.6x variety to whatever the standard ones are?

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