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    How do I run the 2.6 kernel?


    I don't care if the 2.4 is more stable or not, I'd like to have the 2.6 Slack does have it but it's said to be for devolpment or something. I have been using the default vm and just skipping the menu when it asks me for a kernel, I'm going to put back on Slack 10.1 soon and I would like to run it off the 2.6 kernel, how would I go about doing so? Thanks.
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    Use the Slackware one, unless you want it to compile it yourself. If so:

    HowTo Upgrade To The 2.6 Kernel
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    Don't forget to pay attention on every detail while configuring kernel, that is very important.
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    Bah, I only compile kernels for Gentoo. I guess I'm stuck with the 2.4.29 then ah hell I'm putting Gentoo on again.. I miss Portage a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    Bah, I only compile kernels for Gentoo.
    Only for Gentoo? What's that?! Are you using a Gentoo-way of doing it or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by serz
    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    Bah, I only compile kernels for Gentoo.
    Only for Gentoo? What's that?! Are you using a Gentoo-way of doing it or what?

    Well if he can compile it for Gentoo than he can do it for Slackware. It's almost the same procedure.
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    When I started using linux, compiling a custom kernel was purported to be a very advanced and complicated procedure, but in my opinion linux makes the process relativley easy and straightforward. The most of your concern lies with making sure you know exactly what your hardware is as well as being familiar enough with the system to know if there are any features you'd be safe leaving out.

    Compiling a BSD kernel...now that's fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel
    Quote Originally Posted by serz
    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    Bah, I only compile kernels for Gentoo.
    Only for Gentoo? What's that?! Are you using a Gentoo-way of doing it or what?

    Well if he can compile it for Gentoo than he can do it for Slackware. It's almost the same procedure.
    I know, that's what I asked.. from what I know Gentoo doesn't have a gentoo-way of compiling the kernel, like debian for example..
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