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Old 12-23-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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Using Packages To Install Kernel

I used the packages on the slackware website to install the following:


The install seems to have gone well, no errors were reported. When I went to reboot the machine, in an attempt to begin using my new kernel, it seems that the new kernel was completely ignored. No mention of the new kernel is made, and my machine went straight to using the old 2.4.22 kernel. Have I skipped any thing? Or have done something wrong?

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Old 12-23-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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You will need to edit your bootloader (grub or lilo) and point it to the new kernel image.
Old 12-23-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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As a newbie with this type of linux (i'm used to the whole ease of redhat) I believe that i can do that by typing in "lilo" and then rebooting, correct?
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No you must manually edit /etc/lilo.conf
Look closely at the section for your old kernel. Then duplicate the entry just changing the part about 'image' to reflect the name of your new kernel and change the part about label to 'kernel-2.4.23' or something like that.
Then run
lilo -t -v
which will test the lilo install and give verbose output. If no errors then just:
lilo which will reinstall it. this is the only way to get a multi-kernel entry.


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