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Old 09-30-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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What kernel is the installer refering to?


Kernel 2.6.21.5, slackware 12.0

Hi:
I'm about to reinstall slack 12.0.
What is the installer, when he presents me with the 'boot:' prompt asking for? The kernel that will be running during the installation or the kernel I'll be using every day after that?

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by stf92 View Post
Kernel 2.6.21.5, slackware 12.0

Hi:
I'm about to reinstall slack 12.0.
What is the installer, when he presents me with the 'boot:' prompt asking for? The kernel that will be running during the installation or the kernel I'll be using every day after that?
When booting the install media initially you are given the choice for which kernel you wish to use for the installation. During the install setup you are given the choice of kernel to run.

Read the Boot screen, loads of information there. Do not forget that the install media can be used to boot the system in order to make repairs to your installed system. You can use the disk to boot then select the kernel for the already installed system.

Again, all the information is available to you via the documentation on the CDROM or via searches here on LQ.

You seem to re-install Slackware 12.0 a lot. Reasoning?
 
Old 10-01-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for clearing my doubt. I see in Slackware-HOWTO (12.0), "4.6 The CONFIGURE option", the following:

"The CONFIGURE option will first ensure that you've installed a usable Linux kernel on your hadr drive. The installation program should automatically install THE KERNEL USED TO DO THE INITIAL INSTALLATION".

This makes it clear that one is the kernel to do the installation and another one that definitely installed. Also, that the first screen that appears after booting with the CD, which speaks about choosing a kernel to boot, is refering to "booting now" and to the kernel that will be running during installation.
 
  


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