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In fact, I put my money where my mouth is, and pre-ordered 14.1. Since I have not had a subscription since 11.0, I think it fitting to support Pat now, seeing as how impressive this release of Slackware is shaping up to be.
'Tis true. But 14.0 didn't agree with my machine, mostly because the 3.2.29 kernel caused it to panic, but everything else was good, once I got the 3.4.10 kernel running on the machine, hence the 'especially' modifier. They are all awesome, but it is always better for the installation and first-time boot to go smoothly, which they had until 14.0.
I only provided updated glibc packages for slackware-current. I have no fixed time frame by which I can make packages for older Slackware releases available - I do this Slackware stuff in my free time, and that time is very limited at the moment.
I have uploaded new glibc multilib packages for Slackware 13.37 and 14.0 and also refreshed the packages in the "slackware64-compat32" directories there. See the RSS feed.
Another step towards total world domination...hehe.
Grub is a welcome addition and will be used by many recent Slack converts. Must admit, grub was all I knew
till I started with Slackware (12.1) but lilo suits me just fine at present.
Kind of unhappy with grub2.
Tried an install with it a day or two ago
grub-install blah blah blah [ENTER]
and fifty screens of stuff flew by on the monitor. That bothers me. Remember the KISS principle
Even though it worked, when I rebooted and the grub boot selections came up. They were all called
I had six of them. There is probably a way to change that, which I will learn sooner or later.
It just seems that lilo.conf or elilo.conf are so much easier to understand.
Just my $2 (inflation Huh?)
When Slackware shipped only LILO, every now and then someone would complain that it didn't offer grub. Now Grub2 is offered for those who want it and people complain that it is there. I don't get it. Same thing with when NetworkManager was added...
Last edited by solarfields; 09-21-2013 at 05:24 PM.