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Old 12-02-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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Still a Slackware user, after maybe 17 years... but new partitioning is goofy, with UEFI.


First post to unlock my account:
Upgrading my ssh tunnel Slackware box, and I was unable to figure out the partitions using a USB stick as the Slackware /dev/sda "drive".

Normally I just fdisk, create swap, create /dev/sda2 and installer is off and working.

No love with cgdisk, tried figuring it out multiple times.
Installed Slackintosh fine, after figuring out iPhruity-device partitions.

I just threw in my old Crucial/Micron RealSSD m4 nightmare SSD, and it booted and functioned w/out issue.

Had to mod some config files to make eth1, eth0 again, but nicely working now, thanks to LinuxQuestions.org.

Verified all is good with slapt-get, and I'm off.
 
Old 12-07-2018, 01:33 AM   #2
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Unless you really want to use a boot drive over some number of terabytes (two?) you don't need to use UEFI. I'd recommend against it. I use a small (way under a TB) SSD for OS and larger (TBs) HDD for storage.
 
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Unless you really want to use a boot drive over some number of terabytes (two?) you don't need to use UEFI. I'd recommend against it.
Why?

IME, it's quicker, easier to use, and more flexible than legacy/MBR.
 
Old Yesterday, 11:09 PM   #4
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IME, it's quicker, easier to use, and more flexible than legacy/MBR.
Actually it's not.
 
Old Yesterday, 11:39 PM   #5
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Actually it's not.
Clearly, your experience differs from mine.

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