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Slackware 14.1 - Use persistent disk names in lilo and fstab before adding a second hard disk

Posted 11-07-2015 at 05:31 PM by gegechris99
Updated 11-08-2015 at 06:16 AM by gegechris99
Tags lilo

I recently added to a laptop a second SATA Hitachi hard disk (HDD) using a HDD caddy that replaced the CD/DVD drive. This second HDD was from an old laptop whose motherboard died and had a Windows Vista partition and a linux partition.

The first HDD (Toshiba) in the laptop was partitioned as follows:
/dev/sda1 for the swap
/dev/sda2 for the root directory of Slackware 14.1 64bit with ext4 filesystem

After adding the second HDD, the boot process failed...
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Pimp my Slack!

Posted 12-12-2009 at 09:08 PM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 12-18-2009 at 06:01 AM by ~sHyLoCk~

Originally posted in my Blog.
I am a KDE fan. Besides the eye-candy, I love the KDE apps. They are much better at functionality than their Gnome counterparts, e.g-> Brasero in Gnome has caused a lot of burn failures, whereas K3b is just perfect. Gnome just gets in your way of doing things. Anyway, this article is about what I did with my default Slackware install to make it more beautiful. Before I proceed...
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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.


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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VGA Resolution Codes for GRUB & Lilo

Posted 12-29-2007 at 10:53 AM by archtoad6
Updated 10-09-2009 at 07:47 AM by archtoad6 raises the issue of how do I set, at boot, the resolution of my consoles (tty's); not just during boot, but for afterwards too.

This got me thinking about a chart of the "vga=" codes that are available.

"VGA Resolution" Chart
got these 2 useful answers:
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