I was having trouble compiling new modules for Slack12, so I reinstalled but followed the advice of putting the install cds on my hard drive and used the speakup.s kernel along with the initrd I had downloaded. Here is my /etc/lilo.conf:
root = /dev/hde1
I got a message about not having enough memory in my BIOS (I have 256 MB of RAM and the kernel needed 16 MB), but I tried anyway and it installed.
I have 4 partitions on my hard drive. Slack11 and the Slack12 install cds are on hde1. I made a directory there called /Slack12/install/slackware and put a,ap,...,x,xap into it. From setup I chose install media was from the hard drive. It prompted me for the partition (/dev/hde1) and then the next prompt wanted the install directory (/Slack12/install/slackware) and installed to /dev/hde2.
This way of installing is a lot faster....even on my 10 year old pc!
EDIT: After install, my pc couldn't boot the smp kernel installed. I was able to get into my Slack11 partition (where lilo was installed) and installed a custom 220.127.116.11 that I built on another Slack12 pc. Now it boots ok.
Last edited by linuxhippy; 09-03-2007 at 02:16 PM.