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Old 10-11-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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Slackware 11 with kernel 2.6.18


I've installed Slackware 11 with test26.s from cds into my laptop. After installation completed, i booted up using root and installpkg all four tgz files. i then installed initrd and followed the mkinitrd readme manual.

Once completed, i restarted my laptop and chose linux from lilo boot menu. While booting up, the screen freezed when it reached the "cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x80f: "

Did i miss something? Can someone help me? Thanks.

ps. i'm using IBM Thinkpad T60
 
Old 10-12-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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I think your having same issue as me with pcmcia.

I have solved it by removing pcmcia packages from my laptop as I don't have any cards into it.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
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How do i remove the pcmcia packages? I would like to try it. Thanks
 
Old 10-13-2006, 05:06 AM   #4
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Thanks Zmyrgel. I can boot my linux with 2.6.18 kernel now. I managed to remove the pcmcia packages and also did the changes to the /etc/pcmcia/pcmcia.opt where i commented some of the lines. I don't know which of the changes i made that allow the linux to boot. Can anyone verify? Thanks
 
Old 11-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #5
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Upgrade to SW 11 kernel 2.6.18

s7x
I also want to upgrade from SW 10, 2.6.10 kernel to the V11 2.6.18 kernel. The doc says very clearly that it resides in /testing, which I cannot find, but I do see that CD 1/kernels/huge26.s appears to have the right files, being the three system binaries.

Is this the right place, despite what the documentation says?

And lastly, has anyone encountered issues with having to change any configuration files i.e. to "fold user changes" into the the .new files when upgrading. When i first encountered this concept upgrading from 9 to 10 I was pretty staggered, but I guess one just has to live with it. (What I'm saying is that OS upgrades should not force one to re-implement any/all configuration changes made over time, but that's another discussion).

I have a desktop machine, and don't expect to encounter the PCMCIA-related issue you had raised.
Thanks
George

P.S How have you found the new Version and the upgraded kernel compared to previous?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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s7x
I also want to upgrade from SW 10, 2.6.10 kernel to the V11 2.6.18 kernel. The doc says very clearly that it resides in /testing, which I cannot find, but I do see that CD 1/kernels/huge26.s appears to have the right files, being the three system binaries.

Is this the right place, despite what the documentation says?
If you want to upgrade to the 2.6.18 kernel it is in the testing directory on CD #4.
I'm quite happy with the 2.6.17.13 kernel.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:16 PM   #7
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Upgarde to /testing 2/6/18 kernel

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Aha! I only downloaded the first 3 CD's.
I was always under the impression that a 4 part kernel name was a work in progress, while a 3 part name was considered more stable.
Perhaps I am confused....
George
 
Old 11-05-2006, 04:17 PM   #8
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Aha! I only downloaded the first 3 CD's.
I was always under the impression that a 4 part kernel name was a work in progress, while a 3 part name was considered more stable.
Perhaps I am confused....
George
I got myself into the same bind when I went to try and install 2.6.18, I couldn't find it.
It is there on CD #4. I'm glad I could help you:-)
 
Old 04-07-2007, 06:39 PM   #9
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Thanks Zmyrgel. I can boot my linux with 2.6.18 kernel now. I managed to remove the pcmcia packages and also did the changes to the /etc/pcmcia/pcmcia.opt where i commented some of the lines. I don't know which of the changes i made that allow the linux to boot. Can anyone verify? Thanks
Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I found it by Googling my symptom which was the same - kernel panic when probing CS. Since I did not have cars services running, I remarked out this line in /etc/pcmcia/confic.opts:

include port 0x100-0x3af, port 0x3e0-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x80f, port 0x820-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff

I haven't gotten far enough with this install to see what impact that will have on using a PC Card, but wanted to capture the fix for the next poor bastard.
 
  


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