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Old 06-12-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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Upgraded to 64-bit but the kernel crashes on load


I've used 32-bit for 21 years then tried to upgrade to 64-bit with the package kernel. After installing all the 64-bit packages I re-booted and the kernel crashes. I've built my kernel for 20 years; I'd keep the previous kernel around in case I had trouble with the new kernel. But that doesn't work with a bunch of 64-bit packages installed.

I'm at the university library using one of their public computers. I have a bootable flash drive at home. Is there a way to use both 32 & 64? What's the best way to trouble-shoot my problem?
 
Old 06-12-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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Today 64 Bit systems are the standart.
 
Old 06-12-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Today 64 Bit systems are the standart.
That solves my problem!
 
Old 06-12-2018, 04:44 PM   #4
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Today 64 Bit systems are the standart.
Answer not relevant to the question, plus a typo in your english, plus you're someone who does not even appear to run Slackware. Well done.
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:49 PM   #5
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I've used 32-bit for 21 years then tried to upgrade to 64-bit with the package kernel. After installing all the 64-bit packages I re-booted and the kernel crashes. I've built my kernel for 20 years; I'd keep the previous kernel around in case I had trouble with the new kernel. But that doesn't work with a bunch of 64-bit packages installed.
I don't quite follow. You upgraded a 32bit OS using 64bit packages? Do you have a mix of old 32bit and new 64bit packages now? Did you also upgrade the Slackware version? Which version?

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I'm at the university library using one of their public computers. I have a bootable flash drive at home. Is there a way to use both 32 & 64? What's the best way to trouble-shoot my problem?
You can not use both 32bit and 64bit on one system. Unless you do an install of 64bit Slackware and add a set of multilib packages so that you can run 32bit proprierary binary-only programs, or Wine.
Or you install a 64bit kernel with 32bit userspace (i.e. the rest of the distro packages).
But since it is not clear to me what exactly you did and how you did it, I can not give a better answer.
I am afraid your best bet is a full re-install.
 
Old 06-12-2018, 06:20 PM   #6
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The huge kernel worked; the generic kernel is uncorrupted, so it must have been missing something.

I installed 682 64-bit packages. I was surprised that they didn't remove their 32-bit counterparts.

I've been using fvwm95 all these years; unfortunately it lacks a 64-bit version. I'll have to choose a new one.

I haven't done a full install in 20 years... I forgot how to do it.
 
Old 06-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #7
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I haven't done a full install in 20 years... I forgot how to do it.
The installation procedure hasn't changed a lot since I started Slacking in 04. The documentation is excellent.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install
 
Old 06-12-2018, 10:54 PM   #8
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I've been using fvwm95 all these years; unfortunately it lacks a 64-bit version. I'll have to choose a new one.
Take a look at the slackbuild https://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/...m95.SlackBuild. It builds and runs on my 64-bit system just fine

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Old 06-13-2018, 12:46 AM   #9
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The installation procedure hasn't changed a lot since I started Slacking in 04. The documentation is excellent.
documentation? read?

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Take a look at the slackbuild ... It builds and runs on my 64-bit system just fine
Thanks! It does. I start up with a full-screen xterm, no menus, then launch every app with
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 app &
. Not only has system.fvwm95rc moved but I can't get fvwm95 to do what I want. The changes I make don't take. Have you a tip?
 
Old 06-13-2018, 01:01 AM   #10
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Your nickname is highly interesting...
 
Old 06-13-2018, 08:19 AM   #11
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Your nickname is highly interesting...
Isn't it though? It has a pedigree of at least 50 years, possibly longer.
 
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documentation? read?
Well, RandomTroll, you did say you forgot how to install Slackware. Heh.
 
  


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