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Old 09-10-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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I had Slackware 9.0-2.4.20 running nicely. I recompiled my kernel and I messed up. Everything went wrong. I tried the Kernel Compiling guide but I think I made some mistakes. I erased my Slackware paritition and tried to do a fresh install. I have a question about the process. Is it normal that formating a 5GB partition with a RaiserFS file system takes only about a minute to complete? What about the numbers on the side? Are those bad sectors? Can someone help me with my kernel compiling, I have a USB keyboard and a Nvidia Vanta video card.
Old 09-10-2003, 12:06 PM   #2
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I looked it up and found this.....hopefully it will help you.

I'm on the same track, and dont wish to reinstall Slackware again (6th)
Old 09-10-2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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Well, I tried Twice to upgrade 2.4.20 > 2.4.21 and 2.4.22
and both times it failed........the attempted upgrade Fubar'd my........./boot, /usr/src, and /etc filesystem and I had to reinstall all these directories and the orginal kernel source for 2.4.20
Something is still wrong with the Newer kernels........
Old 09-10-2003, 02:10 PM   #4
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Old 09-10-2003, 02:14 PM   #5
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i was able to install 2.4.22 with no problems on my slackware9.0 box... of course the way i did it was kind of odd.. i compiled the kernel first on an older version of slackware (7.0), then i had decided to upgrade to 9.0, and 9.0 didn't try to install the 2.4.20 kernel because i had already upgraded it before.. i don't know exactly what i did, but for some reason it worked like a charm *shrug*
Old 09-10-2003, 08:45 PM   #6
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You could also just use the upgradepkg install....

I just did it no problems (knock on wood)....
Old 09-12-2003, 01:58 AM   #7
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If you want to upgrade the kernel from the 2.4.20 one that came with Slack 9.0, then unpack the 2.4.22 kernel tarball in /usr/src/ and run the following command as root:

cp /boot/config /usr/src/linux-2.4.22/.config

Notice the dot before config. This will give you a .config file that will allow you to create a 2.4.22 kernel with the same configuration options as the one that came with your Slackware 9 install.

If you had any drivers that you custom-compiled, you will need to recompile them for the new kernel. Make sure that you repoint the /usr/src/linux symlink to point to /usr/src/linux-2.4.22.

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