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Slackware64 ext4 grub installation trick/guide

Posted 10-17-2009 at 02:41 PM by jedi_sith_fears
Updated 10-17-2009 at 02:44 PM by jedi_sith_fears

Since 13.0, Slackware has an official x86_64 port. There is no grub package by default, and if you simply try to install it, you will get an error. A lot of users, including me, prefer grub over lilo.

It is not so much difficult to install grub on Slackware64, and I finally managed to do it. So it I thought it will be helpful for those who are new to Slackware64 and wants the old grub back. Hence the guide. Hope this will help you guys.

First, we have to keep two things
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Slackware: installing from HDD using CD .iso files

Posted 10-06-2009 at 06:26 AM by catkin

Hello

Here's a procedure to install Slackware 13.0 starting with the CD .iso files on a Linux system using GRUB. It is a modified form of the procedure for installing from a DVD .iso file given here.

It was developed and tested on an ubuntu 8.04 system following a pilot Slackware installation in a VirtualBox virtual machine but nothing in the procedure is specific to that environment.

A file system is populated with the files a) required for GRUB...
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A more complete VGA Resolutions list for GRUB and LILO.

Posted 05-31-2009 at 11:18 PM by lifeforce4
Updated 06-01-2009 at 01:28 AM by lifeforce4 (Updating The List)
Tags grub, lilo, vga

This is what I have figured out so far if you know the codes for the settings where there are question marks(?) please PM me and I will update this list. Hopefully someone fines it and feels its useful. I always wondered about it with my computers being setup with GRUB's VGA modes.

LF4

Code:
Width-Height-Depth	VGA Codes	HEX Codes
80x25 (TEXT)		3840		0F00
80x50 (TEXT)		3841		0F01
80x43 (TEXT)		3842		0F02
80x28 (TEXT)		3843		0F03
80x30 (TEXT)
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Where to Install Bootloader: mbr or /

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:24 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:44 AM by phoenixrising
Tags boot, grub, mbr

You should try not to install grub/bootloader in the mbr when you have a dedicated boot handler and/or multiple distro installation in mind. Have the bootloader installed in the installed '/' partition instead e.g. in /dev/sdx1 or something like that...

More info about installing multiple distros here
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Small detail about menu.lst

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:10 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:55 AM by phoenixrising

After the last line in menu.lst (typically "chainloader +1"), you NEED to give a blank line

Fedora 10, was not loading because of that...
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