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Old 02-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #16
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It would be helpful if "dmraid" was included with Slackware for those of us who have to struggle with RAID controllers from manufacturers who don't support Linux. It's hard enough getting everything to work, and compiling "dmraid" on some other computer first makes things a lot harder. It would be even more helpful if there was an option to "mkinitrd" to include the "dmraid -ay" command in the "init" script for the "initrd".
I totally agree. I would like to see this option as well. I just got a new pc and need to dual boot because some of the games i play don't work in wine and aren't linux native. If i knew how to add this capability to slack and make a install cd for myself i would, but i don't. Only thing i know how to do is use Eric's mirror current script but tell it to pull 12 down. just wouldn't know what to do from there.

The other thing is to choose between grub and lilo durring install. Unless Eric_FL found out how to use lilo after setting up his DMRAID.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #17
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I totally agree. I would like to see this option as well. I just got a new pc and need to dual boot because some of the games i play don't work in wine and aren't linux native. If i knew how to add this capability to slack and make a install cd for myself i would, but i don't. Only thing i know how to do is use Eric's mirror current script but tell it to pull 12 down. just wouldn't know what to do from there.

The other thing is to choose between grub and lilo durring install. Unless Eric_FL found out how to use lilo after setting up his DMRAID.
I couldn't get lilo to work. The problem is that it can't figure out the BIOS drive IDs 0x80, 0x81, etc. from the device major and minor IDs. Even grub had trouble with that when Linux was booted. I installed grub using a grub boot floppy and the native grub command prompt. I didn't spend a great deal of time trying to get lilo to work, but I did try some of the obvious things.

I suppose another Slackware suggestion is to provide grub instead of lilo. I find grub much easier to deal with because it doesn't have to rewrite the boot sector every time that the configuration is changed. If one is dual booting with Windows that avoids having to make a new copy of the boot sector into a file every time that the boot configuration is changed. One can also edit the "menu.lst" file from any OS and not just the one being booted by lilo.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 06:41 PM   #18
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Thanks to gnashley there is src2pkg, which I like too.
Etc?
Ah, I know what you mean: Kslackcheck!
Love it.
Should be in Slackware by default.
I too am using src2pkg. And thanks to this thread, I now have kslackcheck as well.

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