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Old 09-03-2007, 01:14 PM   #16
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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:

image =/Slack12/cd1/kernels/speakup.s/bzImage
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 that I built on another Slack12 pc. Now it boots ok.

Last edited by linuxhippy; 09-03-2007 at 01:16 PM.


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