Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Jun 2004 20:41 UTC
Slackware, Slax DistroWatch includes a quick how-to on how to update your Slackware 10 to use a newer kernel.
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Kerenel 2.6.x
by Anonymous on Mon 28th Jun 2004 20:57 UTC

Oh man, after reading that article I think I've been updating my kernel the wrong way. I use reiserfs as the file system, and when I build a kernel I have never selected initrd. I just select reiserfs to be compiled into the kernel, and after configuring everything else and building and installing the kernel, it boots up on next reboot. Initrd isn't mandatory/necessary is it? Would I the mere laptop user have any advantage of using this initrd as opposed to not using it?