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Old 02-23-2011, 01:37 PM   #16
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Yes.
Easy enough since I already have -current from 2011-02-16.
 
Old 12-25-2014, 09:32 PM   #17
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I recently saw AlienBOB say something in IRC about adding GPT support to the installer. For now, you will have to do one of various workarounds such as apparently you have done. It's on their TODO list, so it will be done eventually.
I know. It's been years and Slack still uses LILO. When's GRUB gonna be an option? And GPT, too?
 
Old 12-26-2014, 05:00 AM   #18
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I know. It's been years and Slack still uses LILO. When's GRUB gonna be an option? And GPT, too?
How should "GPT" be an option? It is a different form of storing disk partitioning information. It should work seamlessly with LILO on your computer, you just have to use gdisk instead of fdisk when partitioning the disk. If LILO does not recognize the GPT partitions, then here is the documentation to use GRUB2 instead: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...t_without_uefi

If your computer comes with a GPT disk and UEFI instead of BIOS, then the guidelines to follow when installing Slackware are on the DVD:
README_UEFI.TXT (the installer will offer you to use elilo instead of LILO).
 
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:47 AM   #19
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I just installed Slackware on a UEFI system a couple of weeks ago. The main problam was getting an installer to boot under UEFI. But in the end it worked as discussed here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...em-4175528050/

I had to use the USB installer image, though. Somehow I wasn't able to get the ISO to boot under UEFI.

But I had absolutely no problems with GPT whatsoever. Everything seems to be supported just fine on that front.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 06:17 PM   #20
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I just installed Slackware on a UEFI system a couple of weeks ago. The main problam was getting an installer to boot under UEFI. But in the end it worked as discussed here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...em-4175528050/

I had to use the USB installer image, though. Somehow I wasn't able to get the ISO to boot under UEFI.
When i set up my usb stick i just:
1. decompress the .iso image to my usb stick (Think I used 7-zip to this)
2. rebooted the pc with the stick in
3. Dropped into my bios and added my usb stick to the boot list moved it to first in line.
3. saved and restarted.

Now whenever I bork my Kernel Updates (about %50 of the time) I just have to plug my usb stick back in the same usb port and use it for rescue.
 
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:34 AM   #21
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When i set up my usb stick i just:
1. decompress the .iso image to my usb stick (Think I used 7-zip to this)
2. rebooted the pc with the stick in
3. Dropped into my bios and added my usb stick to the boot list moved it to first in line.
3. saved and restarted.

Now whenever I bork my Kernel Updates (about %50 of the time) I just have to plug my usb stick back in the same usb port and use it for rescue.
This works well on a BIOS system or BIOS emulation for that matter. The problem is that I don't have a BIOS but a UEFI system and I don't want it to run in legacy BIOS emulation.

I'm not sure whether this is supposed to generally work on UEFI systems, too. But at least it didn't on mine
 
Old 12-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #22
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Sorry actually when I typed Bios I should have stated UEFI . (All the same to me). For a standard it seems all the motherboard manufacturers put their little spin on how to implement it. Forgot to mention I used the slackware-64 ISo image. But it works with my system in UEFI and Hybrid UEFI/Bios mode. Good to know ya did get it working.

Enjoy your Slacking !!
 
Old 12-28-2014, 06:33 AM   #23
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Sorry actually when I typed Bios I should have stated UEFI . (All the same to me). For a standard it seems all the motherboard manufacturers put their little spin on how to implement it. Forgot to mention I used the slackware-64 ISo image. But it works with my system in UEFI and Hybrid UEFI/Bios mode. Good to know ya did get it working.

Enjoy your Slacking !!
Oh, I'm sorry. I should have assumed that you mean UEFI. A lot of people call everything BIOS. Thanks for the hint, it's good to know for the next time when I get a proper mainboard. The ASRock board I bought is pretty much a piece of crap, not only in that respect.
 
  


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