VirtualBox Kernel Modules Won’t Compile with Linux 4.14.24

This morning, I tried to run VirtualBox on my workstation–running Slackware64 Current–at work and found that the kernel modules were not installed. Knowing that I had upgraded the kernel (to 4.14.24) this morning, I tried to build the modules: cd /usr/src/vboxhost-5.2.8 make and got a horrible message (and feeling -): /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxhost/vboxdrv/Makefile.include.header:141: *** Error: unable to … Read more

Building Linux kernel 3.2.70 for Slackware 13.37 (32-bit)

While updating my Slackware virtual machines, I ran into issues compiling Linux 3.2.70 on Slackware 13.37 (32-bit). Running make oldconfig in the kernel directory failed with the following error: Makefile:484: /usr/src/linux-3.2.71/arch/i686/Makefile: No such file or directory make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-3.2.71/arch/i686/Makefile’. Stop. I checked in the arch directory of the kernel source, … Read more

Upgrading the Linux kernel to 3.2.63 on Slackware64 13.37

I have long wanted to upgrade the kernel on our Slackware 13.37 servers to version 3.something.  Well, I finally got around to it! Yay! NOTE: This method has also worked for Slackware 13.1! I started with a virtual machine on my home workstation with what I consider a standard Slackware server install. I grabbed kernel … Read more