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Old 04-17-2014, 06:53 AM   #16
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I'll try out your fix when I get home tonight.
Old 04-17-2014, 06:10 PM   #17
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Other way to fix

My bad: it's not the iconv binary that misses in the initrd for syslinux shipped in 14.1 to work, but gconv, shipped in packages glibc and glic-solibs.

In Slint installer (that already ships gconv-modules and libraries in /usr/lib{,64)/gconv associated to encodings of PO files for util-linux that are not encoded in UTF-8) I had just to add the library as that is the default in mtools. I checked, that works and the USB stick is usable so I'd tend to go that way for Slint.

But I assume that if Patrick wants to fix the issue in genuine Slackware installer for Slakware 14.1 and/or Slackware current, he could prefer the other way (stated in post #15) to avoid adding gconv stuff to the installer. I will use the same fix in Slint then.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 04-18-2014 at 04:41 AM. Reason: s/default in syslinux/default in mtools/


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