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Slackware 10.1 installs on option LILO. FC3 installs on option GRUB. I am using GRUB 0.95 to boot my various W98 and Linux systems.
For Slackware 10.1 and FC3, I am using the following GRUB directives. I wish to know if the ones for Slack are complete, as I developed them by trial and error. Those for FC3 are complete, as they were generated by the FC3 install process:
Slackware by default, doesnt have an initrd.
The file you are telling (/root/.xiniitrc) is the file which selects the desktop to be loaded when you type startx.
So, in the grub.conf file, you don't need the initrd line for the slack.
As far as I know, .xinitrc is the file which stores the scripts necessary to start the default desktop of the user.
I don't know how can this file be the initial ram disk.
I think there is an option like noinitrd in the grub. Try it if it is available(I'm not sure).