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Old 07-14-2017, 08:08 AM   #1
sternone
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Trying to setup Slackware on UEFI works with Ubuntu but can't get it to work with Slackware and my NVMe


Hi,

I bought a new laptop lenovo P51 with a 1tb NVMe drive.

First I tried to set the bios to legacy but it always gave me an error when I tried to write the MBR with the installer, it turned out the drive is too big to work with lilo and NVMe drives.

Then I tried to install following several documents on the internet like:
https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...uefi_and_elilo

and many others.

Sad thing is, it works with Ubuntu 17.04 which I'm using to type this but I just hate Ubuntu so much it's crazy.

Is there any help anybody can give me, I'm missing slackware minute by minute.

This is how the drive looks like in the working Ubuntu;

Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 953.9 GiB, 1024209543168 bytes, 2000409264 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 85EB0D84-B053-4E85-BA3D-2BF12A3EA9BE

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/nvme0n1p1 2048 1050623 1048576 512M EFI System
/dev/nvme0n1p2 1050624 2000408575 1999357952 953.4G Linux filesystem

Please let me know if you have experience in this or what I should do to get my slackware on my P51 starting from booting the USB install disk.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 08:41 AM   #2
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Did you turn off secure boot? You have to use eliloconfig with UEFI. You might need to run current with the newer kernel. You've got a fancy drive there
 
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:46 AM   #3
sternone
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Originally Posted by RadicalDreamer View Post
Did you turn off secure boot? You have to use eliloconfig with UEFI. You might need to run current with the newer kernel. You've got a fancy drive there
Yeah turned it off, followed the guidelines from ubuntu to set the bios up for UEFI ubuntu usage.

Hey, that's a great tip to use the current newer kernel, let me try to make a USB boot disk for it.

Cheers!
 
Old 07-14-2017, 04:30 PM   #4
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If this is Slackware 14.2 then check here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ng-4175597516/
 
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