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Old 07-10-2019, 02:12 AM   #46
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Hi,

I must say, this is strange. I never imagined that Slackware64 would not install on a machine, even with the UEFI monster behind the door.

Anyway, I think if the setup could be run successfully in UEFI mode, we could have helped you to install Slackware and manually install GRUB afterwards. I have an HP Pavilion and GRUB works well in a triple boot with Slackware, Ubuntu and Windows in full UEFI.

However, since it hangs, we can't do much. Now, one useful thing would be to at least have some insight on the problem. I am guessing it is graphics. The 8th Gen Core-i7 comes with the latest IntelGraphics engine. This might not work with the old isolinux from Slackware 14.2. There is also possibility that you have a graphics card between the motherboard and the screen.

Can you please just check and tell us if you have a graphics card apart from the IntelGraphics. Is it Nvidia or Radeon?

Either way, if you want to experiment a bit, you might try Slackware current. It has more recent drivers. If it works, you will have at least installed a Slackware, then you can just wait for Slackware 15.

One last thing. Stick to 64 bits. 32 bits does not work in UEFI.

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Old 07-10-2019, 02:20 AM   #47
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In making alot of live usb distros I run into the isolinux issue as well.
OP you may "change" the isolinux.bin in the isolinux folder to a more recent one, slackware uses syslinux 4.08 I believe and debian buster uses syslinux 6.04, they are different.
The workaround is you get like a more recent version by stealing it from a debian/ubuntu system lol
just replace slackware's isolinux/isolinux.bin with newer one found in any debian/ubuntu iso image.

As for trying slackware -current, please try my live usb version, it is a full slackware dvd made live so you can test drive it without installing it to hard drive.
here
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sla...4.iso/download
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:20 AM   #48
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aragorn2101
In making alot of live usb distros I run into the isolinux issue as well.
OP you may "change" the isolinux.bin in the isolinux folder to a more recent one, slackware uses syslinux 4.08 I believe and debian buster uses syslinux 6.04, they are different.
The workaround is you get like a more recent version by stealing it from a debian/ubuntu system lol
just replace slackware's isolinux/isolinux.bin with newer one found in any debian/ubuntu iso image.

As for trying slackware -current, please try my live usb version, it is a full slackware dvd made live so you can test drive it without installing it to hard drive.
here
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sla...4.iso/download
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:44 AM   #49
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OP here's what i would do-
IF any other linux distro will successfully install itself and grub (debian, etc), then do that, then afterwards boot a liveusb and manually delete all folders except "boot" folder, then try installing slackware BUT dont format partition and dont install lilo, you'll have /boot/grub/grub.cfg already setup.
It seems like you already have slackware 14.2 installed but it just wont boot right?
Install grub from a livecd/usb, create a grub.cfg and reboot.
I can help you with making a grub.cfg.
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:58 AM   #50
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maybe try slackware64-current live as aragorn2101 suggest https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:liveslak
http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...4-current-iso/

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Old 07-10-2019, 11:14 AM   #51
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I am not at the computer now, but from what I remember when I ordered the computer, I did not order extra video card. Just the base video.

@linus72 I had Slackware 14.2 installed on the computer under Legacy. When I used Legacy, Windows 10 wouldn’t work. I had your same idea about getting just any Linux to install, but I can’t even get a live Linux to boot. I will try the live version you suggested tomorrow or next day.
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:15 AM   #52
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Thanks, everyone, for all the help and suggestions.
 
Old 07-12-2019, 03:22 PM   #53
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SUCCESS!!!

I used the -current ISO that colorpurple21859 linked to to create USB. The image had the same start, with a GRUB menu and I selected the first option. It gave the same message as before ("Loading huge.s kernel and installer initrd. Please wait...") and then after a few moments, it begin running a start up that led to the install. I have Slackware64-current installed now and am writing from that OS/partition on the new computer. GRUB 2 took a couple of tries, but I have a menu at boot and can pick my OS and they both work.

I can't say for sure, but it seems that the explanation given referring to isolinux was probably the cause for my problem?

I've got another question, but it's unrelated to installing, so I'll start a different thread.

Thanks to everyone that has supplied information and suggestions. colorpurple21859 especially. S/He was part of this thread from start to finish.
 
Old 07-12-2019, 03:42 PM   #54
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Great you got it installed
 
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:42 AM   #55
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deretsigernu View Post
I used the -current ISO that colorpurple21859 linked to to create USB.
That's a typical Slackware64 -current install ISO. How else were you installing -current?
 
Old 07-14-2019, 08:53 PM   #56
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I was using Slackware64-14.2 before I tried to use -current. There were a couple different versions of post 14.2 offered in different posts by different people, so I was just telling anyone who was interested in what worked for me the particular version I used.
 
  


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