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Hello. I have only had 10.0 installed for a few days on my laptop, seen as my halls at uni has a T3 line i have downloaded and am about ...
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    10.1 and kernel 2.6.10


    Hello.

    I have only had 10.0 installed for a few days on my laptop, seen as my halls at uni has a T3 line i have downloaded and am about to burn then install 10.1.

    Is it possible to install with the 2.6.10 kernel, or would i have to after initiall installation?

    From the 10.1 release notes I have found:

    As an alternate choice, Slackware 10.1 includes Linux 2.6.10
    source, kernel modules, and binary packages, along with the
    mkinitrd tool and instructions on using it to install the
    new kernel (see /boot/README.initrd).
    Does this mean after the installation i would have to read the above file for instructions on how to install the 2.6.10 kernel from the second cd? Or is it possible to install with this kernel??

    Im guessing using the kernel 2.6.10 kernel from the cd will be different to complilng the one from kernel.org like i have with my 10.0 box?

    Thanks much

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    Kernel version 2.6.10 comes already packaged with MDK 10.1, no need to recompile the kernel (unless you want to)
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    are you planning fresh install or upgrade? the upgrade goes thru and installes the new packages and brings you to 10.1 with i am assuming the current kernel you have. then you can get the 2.6 kernel source either off the cd or from kernel.org and find your current configuration and compile to that move your kernel over to the boot partition and install it to lilo and then you are up to 2.6.
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    Kernel version 2.6.10 comes already packaged with MDK 10.1, no need to recompile the kernel (unless you want to)
    not on mandrake he is on slackware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    Kernel version 2.6.10 comes already packaged with MDK 10.1, no need to recompile the kernel (unless you want to)
    not on mandrake he is on slackware.
    Hmmm got confused with the distro numbers 10.1 too under MDK
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    Was planning a fresh install as im not losing much at all with the ammount of time I have had installed 10.0 for.

    Thanks for the replies so far, im still a lil puzzled tho.

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    i havent downloaded 10.1 yet i had planned on doing the same thing with a fresh install. i imagine the installer has when you get to the point where it asks what kernel you want to install when it comes to the point where it asks you where from you say cd and it has a list. i am hoping they have a 2.6 there but if not prior to the upgrade you could compile a 2.6 kernel for your system copy it to floppy and have the installer pick from a floppy when you get asked where from you want to install a kernel from.
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    For those Slackware users
    who are anxious to try the new 2.6.x kernel series, it is fully
    supported by the system. A precompiled Linux 2.6.10 kernel, modules,
    and source code are provided (along with complete instructions on how


    to install the new kernel).
    as it seems, no need to recompile as it already includes a precompiled version of the kernel.

    The info were taken from This website.
    It also includes the step to take to setup the computer with the kernel
    Q: How do I make a bootdisk that uses a custom kernel?

    Look in the ./kernels subdirectory. You'll find complete instructions on how to make them in there.
    also taken from the same site...

    I would think that the instruction will be very clear and easy to follow
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    It will give you a list of kernels applicatable during the install. You can choose the kernel you want to install during the installation.
    It has a default but you can choose a different from the list.
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    It's simple mate.

    Simply insert CD #2 AKA Rescue Disc.

    Go Under
    Code:
    /mnt/cdrom/testing/packages/linux-2.6.10
    ]

    Then do:
    Code:
     installpkg kernel-generic-2.6.10-i486-1.tgz
      installpkg kernel-modules-2.6.10-i486-1.tgz
      installpkg mkinitrd-1.0.1-i486-1.tgz (this last one I didn't do)
    Then cd back to /boot/ and do:
    Code:
    mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.10 -m <your FS type>
    Don't forget to update lilo.

    Mine looks like this
    1st:
    Code:
     pico /etc/lilo.conf
    After your regular image enter the following:
    Code:
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.10
      initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
      root = /dev/hdb3
      label = Linux2.6.10
      read-only
    Save and Exit.
    2nd: Back on the console type:
    Code:
     lilo
    3rd: Reboot and pray!

    Mental Note: Don't delete your 2.4.* image, it might come in handy!

    ----- POST UPDATED-----

    GL.[/code]

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