Michele Marie Dalene enlightened this group thus:
I started out with slackware 3.0, have gradually upgraded many things, andQuote:> I have a Slakware 3.1 system (well partially hacked, patched
> stitched and glued together slakware 3.1 system. with a new 2.0.34 kernel).
> I have never had any problems with it (yet) but I hear that Kernel 2.0.34
> drops inet connections. should I downgrade to an older kernel? I know
> 2.0.29 worked well, I went from a 2.0.0 to a 2.0.29 now to a 2.0.34
> kernel, in the last few years. My system still uses the original Binutils
> that came with Slakware 3.1 (including encaps) but has a Bash 2.01 shell.
> an ancient sendmail (gasp), a new minicom/pine/lynx browser/X windows
> (hardly use it, only got 8mb of ram). Point is, my system has been modified
> by me GREATLY. How can I keep some of my changes without blowing them all
> away. never mind my networkng configs
I've been putting off upgrading my original Slakware installation
(kernel 1.3.20) for long enough, I need to take advantage of new
features available with the 2.0 kernel. Will it work to install RedHat
4.1 on top of my existing system so that I don't have to reinstall all
of the other packages I have gotten over time? If there are other
suggestions, please share them.
Please respond to me direct, as I don't normally read this group.
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