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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

So Easy, Even A.T. Hun Can Do It!

Few phrases strike fear into more people's hearts than the words "kernel upgrade." Roling your own kernel still isn't the most fun thing in the world, but modern distros have made upgrading a snap. I just completed my first kernel upgrade in Slackware following this security advisory. I just had to download the packages, run upgradepkg, run lilo, and I was done. Piece o' cake. I also made a new boot disk (Remember this step, kids! You'll thank me later). The only thing was that I had to remember to set /etc/inittab to boot to a console instead of to X so I could recompile the NVIDIA kernel module. After having made that mistake several times, I'm pretty good at avoiding it now.

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