Originally Posted by jefro
I get the feeling that you want to boot to some cd/dvd and use the install program. In that install program you want to have options to some other kernels? Is that correct or way wrong?
Specifically, I am trying to get the combination of things I need to put Slackware on a system graced with a UEFI board.
The problem I have run into is that I apparently will have to build a kernel with UEFI framebuffer and with a UEFI stub in the kernel.
hugesmp.s and huge.s panic, even though I am told, but have not verified, that they have UEFI or at least EFI framebuffer support in the Slackware64-current version.
So what I would like to be able to do is to:
a. control the boot environment
b. provide a custom kernel which will be my boot system test kernel
c. boot up an environment, from which I can perform a Slackware install
d. do any additional twiddlings which may be necessary and then
e. install a Slackware / Slackware64 environment
f. maintain or upgrade that environment, for example, to include a ATI/AMD based graphics card, and to expand the usage of RAM to 32gb
So I am assuming that I need to configure a new boot kernel, configure a new install kernel and then ultimately, configure a target kernel from which I will run my applications.
As for media, I have bought a DVD for this system, have other (non-64) systems with DVDs, and I don't really care whether I run 32 or 64, because I understand there is little performance difference between them. Actually, I would probably prefer a 32 because that is what the rest of my systems are, and it makes life a little easier.
I also have 8gb USB sticks which I would like to use for booting, however, there appears to be no universal package for converting a iso to a USB stick, although the configured custom approaches seem to work well.
That, is the big picture. And I am just walking one step at a time. If someone has already done this for Slack, I would love to hear it, meanwhile I'd like to see what I can put in place.