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Old 08-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #46
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http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.p...HARD_DISK_MODE
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Starting in version 3.72, ISOLINUX supports a "hybrid mode" which can be booted from either CD-ROM or from a device which BIOS considers a hard disk or ZIP disk, e.g. a USB key or similar.
To enable this mode, the .iso image should be postprocessed with the "isohybrid" script from the utils directory
Is it good idea to release official Slackware-14 ISOs as hybrid images?
 
Old 08-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #47
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I'd like to suggest these changes to the xterm and rxvt compile flags, if it's not too late.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #48
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I know the changelog says versions are frozen, but I was wondering if it'd be worth updating Perl, since there was a bug fix release recently.
I would like to second this motion.

Some of us are heavily dependent on perl.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #49
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haldaemon group in /etc/group after removing hal package, it's normal?
 
Old 08-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #50
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Upgraded from RC1 to RC2 on Dell Latitude D620 and D430 with no problems. With NetworkManager running /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf doesn't need editing. I copied rc.inet1.conf.new over rc.inet1.conf with no changes. Things are looking good!

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #51
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I would like to second this motion.

Some of us are heavily dependent on perl.
I'm unfamiliar with perl. Is perl normally broken with even a sub-version (revision) update or only with minor and major version updates?
 
Old 08-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #52
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pair bugs:

#1 new syslinux 4.05 from Slackware-14.0RC2 not working(freeze) with my netbook Acer Aspire One D257.
Note: I use liveUSB with syslinux and version 4.05 great working with desktop computers, but not work on my netbook
old version 3.84 of the syslinux was without this problem.


#2 command TOhtml in vim-7.3 with bugs.
screenshot with error log:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ogJIxVoz9z..._with_bugs.png
Vim-7.2 in slackware-13.1 worked without bugs.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:46 PM   #53
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#1 new syslinux 4.05 from Slackware-14.0RC2 not working(freeze) with my netbook Acer Aspire One D257.
Does "syslinux -s" work with it?
 
Old 08-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by flank'er View Post
#1 new syslinux 4.05 from Slackware-14.0RC2 not working(freeze) with my netbook Acer Aspire One D257.
Note: I use liveUSB with syslinux and version 4.05 great working with desktop computers, but not work on my netbook
old version 3.84 of the syslinux was without this problem.
What is your partitioning setup? You might be hitting a problem with Syslinux 4.05 always invoking first partition.

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I noticed the following on the Arch Wiki Syslinux page, under the MBR section.

I see that -current has version 4.05. Is the fix present (I must admit I have not actually tested yet)? If not, too late to consider taking in the fix?

Edit: I looked at the source in -current and see that the patch hasn't been applied. This is all that is needed to fix the issue:

Code:
--- ./mbr/altmbr.S
+++ ./mbr/altmbr.S
@@ -204,7 +204,7 @@ scan_partition_table:
 5:
        decb    (partition)
        jz      boot
-       addw    $16, %bx
+       addw    $16, %si
        loopw   5b
 
        popw    %cx                     /* %cx <- 4    */

Last edited by ruario; 08-21-2012 at 12:51 AM. Reason: clarified my question
 
Old 08-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #55
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Dear All,

I was sure that 3.2.x, which was chosen by Mr Volkerding, is a long term supported kernel. But today I've seen this:
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/li...8.2/02624.html
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As I'm getting a few questions about this, and I realized that I never
sent out an email about this, yes, the 3.4 kernel tree will be the next
-longterm kernel that I will be maintaining for at least 2 years.

Currently I'm maintaining the following stable kernel trees for the
following amount of time:
3.0 - for at least one more year
3.4 - for at least two years
3.5 - until 3.6.1 is out

Hope this helps clear up any rumors floating around. If anyone has any
questions, please let me know.

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Shouldn't 3.4.x be chosen instead of 3.2.x?
 
Old 08-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #56
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for what I can understand, seems like Greg decided this right now (btw, I think it's good news).
 
Old 08-21-2012, 02:47 AM   #57
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Is perl normally broken [...]
Yes.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 03:02 AM   #58
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3.2.y is being maintained by Ben Hutchings. it's still going to be maintained for a long time, just not by Greg.
 
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Shouldn't 3.4.x be chosen instead of 3.2.x?
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3.2.y is being maintained by Ben Hutchings. it's still going to be maintained for a long time, just not by Greg.
And for this reason and the fact that we are all the way to RC now, it is probably best to stick with 3.2.y
 
Old 08-21-2012, 05:29 AM   #60
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Code:
--- ./mbr/altmbr.S
+++ ./mbr/altmbr.S
@@ -204,7 +204,7 @@ scan_partition_table:
 5:
        decb    (partition)
        jz      boot
-       addw    $16, %bx
+       addw    $16, %si
        loopw   5b
 
        popw    %cx                     /* %cx <- 4    */
sorry, I rebuild syslinux 4.05 with this patch, but problem it don't solved


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Does "syslinux -s" work with it?
of course. my way preparation flash drive for liveUSB:
# mkfs.msdos -F16 -I /dev/sdh
# syslinux -s /dev/sdh

video on youtube with demonstration of the bug
http://youtu.be/6xRAf0gtaos

old syslinux 3.84 was without this problem.
 
  


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