It’s time for an upgrade!

  1. Get all the necessary packages:

  2. Change your run level:

    telinit 1
  3. Install the kernel’s package:

    installpkg kernel-generic-smp-3.2.13_smp-i686-1.txz
  4. Create initial ramdisk images for preloading modules:

    cd /boot
    mkinitrd -c -k 3.2.2-smp -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sda1 -o initrd-3.2.2-smp
  5. Edit your lilo.conf:

    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-smp-3.2.2-smp
    initrd = /boot/initrd-3.2.2-smp
      root = /dev/sda1
      label = slackware
      read-only # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
  6. Reload lilo:

    lilo -v

    You’ll get:

    Fatal: Setup length exceeds 31 maximum; kernel setup will overwrite boot loader

    It’s because the kernel has grown so large. You can fix it by installing a fixed lilo from slackware-current, too" - from LQ.

    upgradepkg /root/lilo-23.2-i486-1.txz
    lilo -v
  7. Reboot.

  8. Check your new kernel information:

    uname -a

    You should get something like this:

    Linux slackware 3.2.13-smp #1 SMP Fri Mar 23 23:21:11 CDT 2012 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P8800  @ 2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

That’s all. Thanks for reading!