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    Yea I can upgrade if you tell me how.
    But then how am I gonna download the files if I cant reach the internet?
    I am on dual boot machine and I have to switch the os to post here.

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    Take your second Slackware install CD and put it in the cdrom and mount it. Become root, then...
    Code:
    mount /mnt/cdrom
    Press enter. Now, we change directory to the cdrom...
    Code:
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    (press enter after each command...) Let's see what's on the disk...
    Code:
    ls
    It will look like this...
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    CHECKSUMS.md5      FILELIST.TXT  linux-2.6.13
    CHECKSUMS.md5.asc  README.TXT    slackware
    Notice the directory ' linux-2.6.13?' That's where we want to go...
    Code:
    cd  linux-2.6.13
    To see its contents...
    Code:
    ls
    Which will show us...
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    README.initrd
    alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.13-i486-1.tgz
    alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.13-i486-1.tgz.asc
    alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.13-i486-1.txt
    kernel-generic-2.6.13-i486-1.tgz
    kernel-generic-2.6.13-i486-1.tgz.asc
    kernel-generic-2.6.13-i486-1.txt
    kernel-headers-2.6.13-i386-1.tgz
    kernel-headers-2.6.13-i386-1.tgz.asc
    kernel-headers-2.6.13-i386-1.txt
    kernel-headers.WARNING
    kernel-modules-2.6.13-i486-1.tgz
    kernel-modules-2.6.13-i486-1.tgz.asc
    kernel-modules-2.6.13-i486-1.txt
    kernel-source-2.6.13-noarch-1.tgz
    kernel-source-2.6.13-noarch-1.tgz.asc
    kernel-source-2.6.13-noarch-1.txt
    We will install all packages in this directory. It's very easy. Type:
    Code:
    pkgtool
    ...and press enter. The Slackware Package manager will come up. "Install Packages from the current directory" will be highlighted. Click 'OK' and it will install the first package which is alsa-driver. After it installs, click 'OK' each and every time it asks to install a package until all the packages in the directory are installed. You'll know you're done when the terminal throws you back to a root prompt. Let me know when you're done and we'll move on to 'phase two.'
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    Ok.
    Im ready when u ready masta.
    Lets proceed to 2nd phace.

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    Good! Now we have to work in /boot to get the new kernel going...
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    cd /boot
    Code:
    ls
    ...so you can see the files in there. We have to build the initrd (initial ramdisk). When installing did you go with the reiser file system or ext3? If reiser, as root do:
    Code:
    mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.13 -m reiserfs
    Do 'ls' again and your /boot should look like this...
    Code:
    README.initrd@             config-2.6.13          vmlinuz@
    System.map@                config-generic-2.6.13  vmlinuz-2.6.13
    System.map-2.6.13          config-ide-2.4.31      vmlinuz-generic-2.6.13
    System.map-generic-2.6.13  diag1.img              vmlinuz-ide-2.4.31
    System.map-ide-2.4.31      initrd-tree/
    config@                    initrd.gz
    Make sure the initrd.gz was built and is there. If it is then we are ready to edit your lilo boot loader so it will boot your new kernel. You can use any editor you like to make the necessary changes. Let's just say you are going to use the kate editor. As root:
    Code:
    kate /etc/lilo.conf
    Look down toward the bottom. You will see your 2.4 kernel configuration. Copy that section and post it here, and I'll then show you how to edit it for your new 2.6 kernel.
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    Actually I did the ext2 install.
    Then after the 2.6 install I tried to reboot and didnt boot so I reinstalled the dam thing.LOL
    Now should I take the above steps?
    Ill wait.
    Thx.

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    You chose ext2? I didn't even think that was a choice! Are you sure you didn't choose ext3?
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    Ok
    I reinstalled in reisers.
    Im rdy to go

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    So is the initrd made? If so we can now edit /etc/lilo.conf. Can you copy your /etc/lilo.conf 2.4 kernel configuration and paste it here?
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