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Old 10-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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Well, that's true, wildcards work only with ftp, but a should have been downloaded. I've only excluded kdei. The series in the script are

a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce and y

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:02 PM   #17
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Ok, I figured it out. I didnt make the script properly. I followed the instructions and now I have version 13.37.0 installed and successfully rebooted.

The only issue I have is the last part where it says to update my lilo to point to the new kernel. I could not find a new kernel in /usr/src. Any ideas what the new kernel might be? Still using an old one.
 
Old 10-30-2012, 02:37 AM   #18
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Ok, I figured it out. I didnt make the script properly. I followed the instructions and now I have version 13.37.0 installed and successfully rebooted.

The only issue I have is the last part where it says to update my lilo to point to the new kernel. I could not find a new kernel in /usr/src. Any ideas what the new kernel might be? Still using an old one.
The new kernel in /boot/ is meant!

In /usr/src/Linux there are only the kernel-sources.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #19
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The new kernel in /boot/ is meant!

In /usr/src/Linux there are only the kernel-sources.

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Ah, in there also the kernels are limited. In that directory are:

vmlinuz-generic-2.6.37.6
vmlinuz-custom-3.0
vmlinuz-custom-3.0.1
vmlinuz-custom-3.2.5

3.2.5 is the kernel Ive been running already.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #20
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For generic you'll need an initrd. I'd recommend to use the vmlinuz-custom-3.2.5

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #21
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For generic you'll need an initrd. I'd recommend to use the vmlinuz-custom-3.2.5

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I'm all set then? No need to upgrade the kernel? Perhaps I have an initrd already. Not sure. My computer always boots fine. I really thought I was going to break my machine upgrading to 13.37.0. I am surprised it worked so well.
 
Old 10-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #22
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The initrd must be created for any kernel, you can't use an existing one with a new kernel.

I think 3.2.5 is newer then the stock-kernel from 13.17 which was 2.6.??

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The initrd must be created for any kernel, you can't use an existing one with a new kernel.

I think 3.2.5 is newer then the stock-kernel from 13.17 which was 2.6.??

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3.2.5 is a kernel I installed myself a long time ago. For some months I simply used slackware as my desktop without upgrading anything. Now I am trying to get it up to date. Strangely, I no longer see this kernel on the linux kernels website:

http://www.kernel.org/

How do I create an initrd?

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #24
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Read the /boot/README.initrd file, it is very helpful.

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I used tutorials that I was given on this site a long time ago to upgrade kernels, and the posters never mentioned an initrd. Is it strictly necessary?
 
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You don't need an initrd when you don't use the generic kernel. If you're not sure don't use the generic kernel, once you have more experience you may take a look at another kernel.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #27
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You don't need an initrd when you don't use the generic kernel. If you're not sure don't use the generic kernel, once you have more experience you may take a look at another kernel.

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My lilo points to vmlinuz-custom-3.2.5. Should I upgrade that, or is fine?
 
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Slackware-14 comes with 3.2.29. I think with 13.37 if you don't have any problems with the kernel, you should stay with 3.2.5.

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Slackware-14 comes with 3.2.29. I think with 13.37 if you don't have any problems with the kernel, you should stay with 3.2.5.

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What might happen with the latest stable: 3.6.4 ?
 
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You don't need the most recent kernel. If your system works, stay with the kernel. You will in most cases have no advantages from using the most recent kernel.

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