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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop - Part VII

Posted 11-22-2009 at 02:40 PM by stuartd

I guess this is an end to this blog.

In the end I gave up on Slackware 12.2 and downloaded and installed Slackware 13. It works and has got the network.

I really don't know what was happening with 12.2 and I'm disappointed to have had to give up, but I have a lot of studying to do and can't spare the time to work at making the laptop work.

What I miss is learning how that interface stuff works at a fundamental level because I would like to understand...
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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop - Part IVa

Posted 09-10-2009 at 02:18 PM by stuartd

A friend found a suitable power supply. So the laptop is up and running again.
I haven't done any more than hunt around on the 'net, in forums and news groups, and read Slackbook and more from Absolute BSD. All very useful stuff but I haven't found an answer that satisfies my need to understand what's going on.
I could simply ask on the forums what files I need to edit and how, but that wouldn't be entirely satisfactory unless it came with an explanation of what's going on.
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Notes on upgrading Slackware to 12.2 on Packard Bell EasyNote R1370

Posted 06-08-2009 at 02:58 PM by stefansbv

Please note also that I didn't make detailed notes during the installation process so, some instructions may be wrong or incomplete! This guide is provided “as is" and if you use it, that is at your own risk.

Thanks to LinuxQuestions.org members! Here I found most of the tips that I used to make things work!

* Backup configurations, databases, and user data in /home/user dirs

* Install/Upgrade Slackware from CD/DVD

Existing partitions...
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Problem with lilo.conf at Slackware 12.2

Posted 03-29-2009 at 03:21 PM by mfduqued

I try to make lilo.conf, as a table that it has two columns and one row, but lilo but lilo says:
Fatal: bmp-table: value out of range [2,11]
Why?, Can I can do this table?
My lilo.conf file is:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
boot = /dev/sda
lba32

# Boot BMP Image.
#
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