Re: Kernel Upgrade

Rob Glover (
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 11:30:14 -0800 (PST)

Your best bet: Make a backup of everything, and install slackware 3.1 or
something new. It would a major pain in the dumper to upgrade everything
to elf, and download all the new utilites you'd need. (i.e. libc, procps,
gcc, pppd, the list goes on and on and on and on.................)


On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Simon Ekstrand wrote:

> Ok, let me see if ive understood this right,
> I run Linux 1.2.1 (slakware), yes, i know its old..
> If i wanna upgrade to, say for example 2.1.5, im gonna need gcc 2.7.0
> or newer.
> Now gcc 2.7.0 is if ive understood this right some sort of elf
> binarie that, my old linux version cant run..
> How am i gonna upgrade to a newer kernel if my old kernel
> cant handle the gcc version needed for the upgrade??
> Ofcourse, i could be enormously wrong on some point,
> but i do know that i cant run the elfbinarie thingys..
> Could someone PLEASE help me out..
> //Simon Ekstrand
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