So, I have this extra sdb drive installed and I thought "why not" put 14.1 there?
So I did.
I did not choose to install a Boot Loader and maybe I should have.
I have a GigaByte UEFI "DualBIOS" which allows me to install using UEFI or Legacy mode just by selecting either on F12 when I boot.
I chose Legacy mode (eg: a non-"UEFI" booted DVD) and installed to the /dev/sdb drive I partitioned with cdfisk. During the install I chose ext4 as I usually do.
Install went fine. I chose NOT to install [e]LILO to anything, thinking "for now" I'll just dual boot off my working 14.0 lilo.conf.
I made an entry on sda1/etc/lilo.conf using:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb1
label = 14.1
, ran lilo and rebooted.
No keyboard action.
So reading up on possible issues at http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa.../README.initrd
I tried this entry in my lilo
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-3.10.17
also produced No keyboard action.
There is no numlock, CAPs lock or Scroll lock indicators On/Off action when they are pressed.
I tried 14.1 single during boot and no help there.
I'm now thinking I may need to make an initial ramdisk for the 14.1 environment.
Can anyone confirm this for me or provide some hint as to what I should try/do next?