You Can Now Run Linux Kernel 4.8.1 on Your Slackware 14.2 System, Here’s How

Linux kernel 4.8.1 is the first point release to the Linux 4.8 series, which is the latest and most advanced stable kernel to date, and now you can install it on your Slackware operating system thanks to Arne Exton. The new build is designed for 64-bit (x86_64) installation and works with Slackware 14.2 (Current), Zenwalk, Slax, and SlackEX, but it should work on any 64-bit Slackware 14.2 derivative, such as Salix. If you want to install Mr. Exton’s custom Linux 4.8.1 kernel in your Slackware 14.2 installation or a compatible derivative, we have to warn you that you’ll do this at your own risk. After installation, the new kernel will overwrite the existing packages, implicitly the /boot/vmlinuz file, so make sure that you make a backup of them first.