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Old 07-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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How install Slackware with Mint


Hello,

I'm new in the forum and a relatively new linux user. Until now I have been using ubuntu and then linux mint. I want to change to slackware because I don't like the way the things are changed in this distributions from unix.
As I have a free drive in my computer I will install Slackware on this drive sdc (in sda i have windows 7 and in sdb linux Mint).

I wanted to ask how I should install it so that Slackware will appear on my grub menu at start up (grub 2).

Thank you very much, Janus Gowda
 
Old 07-09-2013, 06:11 AM   #2
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When installing Slackware, make sure to skip LILO installation. Then go to Linux Mint and add Slackware to GRUB2.

edit: If you don't know how to add entries to GRUB 2, here's a good guide by Dedoimedo.

Last edited by elesmod; 07-09-2013 at 06:20 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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Perfect, thank you.

I assume then that slackware uses LILO and not Grub. Is that right?
 
Old 07-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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Perfect, thank you.

I assume then that slackware uses LILO and not Grub. Is that right?
By default, yes. One can still use Grub on Slackware though. It's available from slackbuilds.org.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #5
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Ok, I did all that; updated the grub accodirng to the website instructions and installed Slackware.
However it does not boot. It says 'initrd.img' not found and then "Kernel Panic." stuff.

Mayne for slackware this GRUB2 script is not right:

---------------------------------------------------------
#!/bin/sh -e
echo "here slackware goes"
cat << EOF
menuentry "Slackware Linux" {
set root=(hd2,1)
linux /boot/vmlinuz
initrd /boot/initrd.img
}
EOF
-----------------------------------------------------------
 
Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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You don't use the initrd-entry _unless_ vmlinuz is the _generic_ kernel.
Default for slackware is to use the 'huge' kernel - where you don't need an 'initrd'.

Also - there is no initrd.img that comes with the install, you have to generate it yourself (mkinitrd), which means you first have to boot with the huge kernel, then do a mkinitrd ...

Last edited by perbh; 07-09-2013 at 09:27 AM.
 
  


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