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Okay, if I install a kernel package for Slackware (the one in testing for example) the kernel is not used during the next boot. It is still the 2.4 default ...
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    Installing Kernel Package


    Okay, if I install a kernel package for Slackware (the one in testing for example) the kernel is not used during the next boot. It is still the 2.4 default kernel. Do I have to remove the 2.4 one?

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    I don't think so.. you probably upgraded the kernel so the old kernel it's not there anymore.
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    Did you change the lilo.conf to reflect the new kernel name? If not, it may still show the old kernel name, but use the new kernel.

    What does the login show the kernel is?

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    create those lines in /etc/lilo.conf where the first set points the boot to the new kernel and the second to the old - make sure that you moved 'bzImage' and System.map to /boot - and change the /dev/hda5 with the /dev/hda where your linux partition is - in this way you'll have both kernel still bootable, so in case you happen to mess everything up with one installation you may still get safe booting the other

    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/bzImage
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = slack10.1_new
    read-only
    # Linux bootable partition config ends

    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = slack10.1_old
    read-only
    # Linux bootable partition config ends

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    Thanks everyone for the responses.

    I solved the problem. I just forgot to run lilo (kinda feel stupid about that one).

    Secondly, as opposed to starting a new thread, I will be building a liveCD based on Slackware. To keep in accordance with the GPL, I need the location of the Slackware source so I can redirect people there for the source. Does anyone know where that might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    To keep in accordance with the GPL, I need the location of the Slackware source so I can redirect people there for the source. Does anyone know where that might be?
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    Thanks for the location.

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