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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by Anonymous on Mon 28th Jun 2004 21:05 UTC

"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?"

as of 2.6 it is required. kernel doesnt have its own boot mechanism