Preface: I took over a few Slackware 13.0 servers this year and am a complete newb at Linux administration.
So I decided that with the release of 14.0 I would upgrade from 13.0. I did this first (thank god) on a server used only for one thing, which I have been able to move off and run elsewhere while I fume at this box.
I used slackpkg and followed the instructions here: http://webgnuru.com/linux/slackpkg_howto.php
. Basically set up a mirror to a current-version, update all, install-new, upgrade-all. The machine was fine until reboot when I could not use the keyboard at the machine and it was no longer connecting to the network. It is a Dell PowerEdge T105 with two NIC's if that matters.
Now, I also installed and did the same as above but have NOT restarted on a much more important server. This machine is still running fine, but I am certain it will be DOA on reboot as well because when I plug a keyboard into it now there is no response (NIC remains fine).
On start-up of the machine I get udevadm errors stating that /lib/libblkid.sp1./iversion BLKID_2.18 not found dependency errors, which is what I assume is causing the problem. It then stop at starting the HAL daemon for 2-3 minutes before coming to login, but of course, with no keyboard and no SSH nothing is possible.
I currently have the machine up with a 13.1 boot CD and have the hard drive mounted to work on it. If anyone could point me in the right direction of how to repair the drivers/installation I would greatly appreciate it!