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Old 09-23-2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question Slackware 9 Install: wich kernel too choose?

I'm installing my kernel from the CD and I got many kernel choice :-(... I have a Compaq EvoN610c Laptop, cd-rom, no diskette lector, with lilo multi-boot correctly configured "by hand". Wich kernel I must choose? I don't have SCSI controller. The default choice on the installation window is /cdrom/kernels/bare.i/bzImage. Thanks for the help!
Old 09-23-2003, 09:07 PM   #2
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Go with the default - bare.i
Old 09-24-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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I think there's a bareacpi.i, that might be useful for laptops.
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Yes try the deafault...
Old 09-24-2003, 03:23 PM   #5
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You won't break anything by trying out the various pre-compiled kernels, so...go with bare.i for starters. First thing one does (or at least, should do!) after a fresh install is to reconfigure/recompile the kernel, so...go with any kernel that boots properly.
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Agreed. bare.i is an excellent starting point and I don't think you'll go wrong using it. Once you're comfortable with Linux though, compiling your own kernel will definitely be something you'll want to do. -- J.W.


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