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darklink2058 12-29-2011 01:40 AM

Slackware 13.37 on Macbook Pro Late 2011 (MD318E)
 
Hello,

I am not new on Slackware World, I have installed very successfully a lot of slackware in many PC based (IBM compatible, :roll eyes:) computers. I am not an expert-guru, but I understand the most basic things to do in a good installation.

I am recently acquire a Macbook Pro Late 2011 (MD318E). So this kind of computers are a little bit differences from PC based computers.

With slackware distribution and Macbook computers, all the time are in update. So there is plenty of reviews and small tutorials on the web or this forums, but there is outdate for both.

Best reagards.

fakhry 01-01-2012 08:42 AM

I hope this link will help. It's in Indonesian. PM me if you want to help to translate.

http://makassar-slackers.org/node/114

darklink2058 01-14-2012 01:08 PM

I translate the page using chrome, but is very basic. Do not says nothing about GUID partition scheme and EFI boot. In addition do not mention anything about drivers or modules.

Best regards.

darklink2058 01-18-2012 07:22 PM

Advance
 
Hello,

I show to you the actual lsmod output.

Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:01.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1c2c (rev 05)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1c27 (rev 05)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa90
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4331 (rev 02)
04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW643 PCI Express1394b Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 08)

The very first basic problem is that the optical drive do not work. How to setup it?

Regards.

WildeGeist 03-17-2012 10:40 AM

I managed recently to get Slackware "Installed" this way, BUT...!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by darklink2058 (Post 4578351)
Hello,

I show to you the actual lsmod output.

Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:01.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1c2c (rev 05)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1c27 (rev 05)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa90
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4331 (rev 02)
04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW643 PCI Express1394b Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 08)

The very first basic problem is that the optical drive do not work. How to setup it?

Regards.

I had a disaster trying to test a PC-BSD 9.1 pre release. Wiped out my MacBook Pro P8800 Mid 2009 (5,4). Could not boot OS X again. And I only have WIFI access.

So, I used an old Ubuntu with Grub, NOT Grub 2, to get a partition down. Then I install an openSUSE 12.1 with BTRFS and make sure it works (no WIFI). Then I use a Porteus 1.2rc in Live to see if things look right online through its Wireless Capabilities, and partition tool which shows me all my slices. If it looks cool, I use Slackware 13.37 x64, and Install on the BTRFS laid out by openSUSE. However, with LILO I had trouble getting it to reboot without adding a bunch of lines like 'nomodeset' 'nvidia' and so on. I soon added a line I forget which, and it did something to ruin my installation (which was poorly executed already obviously). So I reinstalled OS X thanks to Slackware and Porteus. Porteus for always letting me get online to research, and Slackware for allowing me to get LILO in so I can use a newer Ubuntu (NodeZero) to put an ext4 partition so OS X will reinstall (boot over it) again.

Currently I am shopping for a Lenovo Think Pad and sell this MacBook Pro which I have grown to hate recently. Nothing F/OSS wants to work on it without a lot of trouble, and its not worth it to me to stay mad all the time with Lion. And I hear Mountain Lion is 10 times worse! Trade my Apple for a Think Pad any old day now!

I think it best to try to downgrade back to an earlier OS X if possible, and run rEFIt and dual boot/multi boot. Lion makes it hard to do anything. Lion even made my whole rEFIt File disappear off my Desktop on a forced reboot from Apple. With 10.6 and rEFIt, a dual boot is well documented in the Ubuntu Forums for success with MacBook Pro's and Linux. See this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook5-3/Lucid to get you in the ball park. This is the first I seen this post, its changed since I last been there. Now I am itching to try it again.

BTW, Slackware 13.37, the Kernel is set up to support the BTRFS scheme, and picks up on it at booting, so the install slips right in. Setting up the right boot commands while configuring is where I messed up. Knoppix 7.0 is due out real soon. So I might ride on it until the next Slackware, and try again if I do not get a Think Pad by then.

Good luck! Hope to see a real Slackbook Pro flying real soon!


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