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Old 06-15-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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slackware-curent and kernel 2.6.6

So I installed slackware current and it works great. But I really need kernel 2.6.6 for my agp 8x card. Is there a way I can change the slackware packages in order to get kernel 2.6.6 by default when I install Slackware. I saw there are some packages in the testing directory. So here is what I want: to make a iso image containing slackware-current and the latest kernel, and when I install there will be no kernel 2.4.26. Has anyone done this ?
Old 06-15-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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You should never upgrade your kernel via packeges... on the case of Slack 9.1 it says slack is ready for the 2.6 kernel series ... so I would think slack current is too ... (it works for me) you should compile your own kernel.
Old 06-15-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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I was able to compile 2.6.6 with 9.1. works great. Before I compiled I did however update the new 9.1 install to the updated 9.1 since the initial release. Since your running current it shouldn't be a problem.
Old 06-15-2004, 08:11 AM   #4
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If you read the changelog, the 2.6.6 kernel in testing is just that only for testing. It is not built as a normal kernel. The only file structure it supports builtin is ext2. Everything has to be called as a module.
Old 06-15-2004, 08:28 AM   #5
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I'm running the 2.6.6 kernel testing package and so far no problems. However, that doesn't mean there might not be any, as ringwraitth pointed out. The only issue I've had with it is that whenever kernel-modules gets updated, I have to rebuild my initrd to use reiserfs.


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