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I see in -current syslinux is at version 3.84. I would suggest upgrading it to latest, 4.03. Reasons being, as far I know, syslinux is the only bootloader that can boot directly into btrfs, without requiring a seperate /boot. Slack's -current version only allows for ext2/3, where as syslinux now supports ext2/3/4 and btrfs.
I am doing a manual upgrade of syslinux, so I don't need it in -current, but still a suggestion for people wanting a full btrfs only install. TIP: From what I've read, it does require /boot to be in the root of btrfs as a mkdir and not as a subvolume.
Really glad I stumbled onto this thread. I hadn't really thought about Syslinux being part of Slack. Having recently played around with it (well Extlinux), I think it might be my new favourite boot manager. It is simple to understand, easy to configure and has some features that lilo is missing like booting from a GPT partitioned disk.
Anyway, even though I was hardly aware of it just a couple of days ago I'm glad that the update made it into 14, since I'll probably switch to it for my next install.