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Old 04-14-2018, 04:05 PM   #16
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Probably, with a patch similar to this one.
 
Old 04-14-2018, 04:07 PM   #17
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My sincere apologies, I wasn't aware about that, how I never tried to use LILO with an eMMC.
 
Old 04-15-2018, 07:33 PM   #18
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Probably, with a patch similar to this one.
And could you tell me how to use the patch? I never used a .diff. Plus I do not have a running Slackware OS. The patch should be done by Arch.

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #19
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And could you tell me how to use the patch? I never used a .diff. Plus I do not have a running Slackware OS. The patch should be done by Arch.
Nope, this patch is for NVMe, nobody made yet a patch for eMMC.

BTW, I have an idea: you can boot from a small USB flash? IF YES, you can make an USB boot flash disk. And no, do not ask me how to do this on Arch.

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:56 PM   #20
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And could you tell me how to use the patch? I never used a .diff. Plus I do not have a running Slackware OS. The patch should be done by Arch.
You really should be asking the Arch people on how to get lilo working on Arch. Many of us have absolutely no experience with Arch.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 04:19 AM   #21
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And could you tell me how to use the patch? I never used a .diff. Plus I do not have a running Slackware OS. The patch should be done by Arch.
After 3,752 posts in 11 years on this forum, it appears that you have not really touched the basics of working with a Linux computer. You have some learning to do, and you need to do that fast if your are going to use Arch instead of Slackware.

As others said before me: please ask the moderators to move this thread to the Arch Linux forum. It does not belong here.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 05:46 AM   #22
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But Slackware.com gives a .txz package, and using tar to extract the files I get a very complicated tree.
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And could you tell me how to use the patch? I never used a .diff. Plus I do not have a running Slackware OS. The patch should be done by Arch.
As a general comment it is probably easier to figure out which files from the txz are needed and where to put them (the package is not that complicated) than to research how to apply patches and compile from source.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 06:18 AM   #23
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Another possibility is to get source code from the Crux repository. You will need two packages: lilo itself and bin86. A great advantage of piggybacking on Crux is that the Crux Pkgconfig files will give you suitable build configuration choices.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 06:24 AM   #24
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Arch and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 05:11 PM   #25
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I have finally been able to run lilo from Arch. I have done an unsuccessful slackware current install but the needed packages are all there. Setup installed them. I just mounted the slackware partition in /mnt and ran /mnt/sbin/lilo -v -t successfully. What happens after booting and choosing the OS from the lilo prompt is another matter, which I'll treat in another thread.
 
Old 04-17-2018, 07:33 PM   #26
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the only reply this guy should get from us is RTFM
with a link to the manual
 
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