I'm very new to Slackware, installed 13.1 32-bit on my Lenovo T61 several days ago and already it's been a lot of fun...I'm learning so much.
I really fear that this has been asked about a million and a half times but I just can't help but be confused.
I have three distros on my machine, Linux Mint Debian Edition, Ubuntu Studio and Slackware 13.1
I have a /boot partition on my drive btw...
Ok, the Slack Huge kernel (vmlinuz-huge-188.8.131.52) boots up fine from Grub which by the way was installed by Mint Debian. From what I can see it's Grub and not Grub2. How can I figure out which I have??
I tried to install everything I'll need to use my Nvidia drivers but couldn't get X using the Huge kernel and figured maybe I should try Nvidia drivers under the generic kernel. Booting into the generic gives me a kernel panic.
Having done some googling I think I need to install an initrd. Does this seem like the direction to go? If so well I tried it and get an error:
$ sudo /sbin/mkinitrd -c -k vmlinuz-generic-184.108.40.206
ERROR: No /lib/modules/vmlinuz-generic-220.127.116.11 kernel modules tree found for kernel "vmlinuz-generic-18.104.22.168"
Can't figure out where to take it from there but am I really barking up the right tree?
Hope to hear from some people. I'm loving Slackware so far and look forward to getting into it more.