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Old 03-27-2016, 02:41 AM   #1
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Question New netbook for Slackware: HP Spectre x360 (13-4105ng)


Hi there...
looking for a new 13" netbook replacing my old Samsung NC-10, the HP Spectre looks good from the specs. Anyone already tested that with Slackware 14.1 or -current?

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Old 03-27-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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New netbook for Slackware: HP Spectre x360 (13-4105ng)

in HP the slackware64-current is not detecting as UEFI , u will have to install it into mbr , rest everything is fine for me
 
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:24 AM   #3
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The Spectre x360 looks more of an ultrabook than a netbook: with a ultrabook price to go along with it. I've been casting my eye over the stream 11 as a secondary ultra-portable, which seems more comparable to something like the NC-10.

P.S. Have to say, I'm rather taken by the copper and black styling of the Spectre.

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Old 03-27-2016, 11:04 AM   #4
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I like the stream 11 a lot. I've had one for months, and they work GREAT once you get the wireless working (broadcom). Although I'm getting rid of it now because I ordered a quad-core Cherry Trail 2-in-1 to replace it. If anyone's in Arizona, the Streambook is on Craigslist for $110!!
 
Old 03-27-2016, 01:42 PM   #5
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in HP the slackware64-current is not detecting as UEFI , u will have to install it into mbr , rest everything is fine for me
I haven't played yet with UEFI... and all i need is to boot into Slackware and maybe have a "backup" Windows for some rare things. So... can i install Slackware with LILO into MBR and would Win10 still be able to boot? Do i have to re-install Win10 using the shipped(?) DVDs or is there a way to shrink the Win10 partition so i can install Slackware side-by-side?

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The Spectre x360 looks more of an ultrabook than a netbook: with a ultrabook price to go along with it. I've been casting my eye over the stream 11 as a secondary ultra-portable, which seems more comparable to something like the NC-10.
Yeah... i need a really "small" portable computer like the NC10. Too bad many portables nowadays do not fit my needs like good performance for photo editing. This is why i'm looking for a "bigger" one then the NC10 which still fits into my photo bagpack. The NC10 still works great, except photo editing using darktable takes ages :-/ ...and i don't want to waste much time on the upcoming event.
 
Old 03-27-2016, 02:26 PM   #6
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I like the stream 11 a lot. I've had one for months, and they work GREAT once you get the wireless working (broadcom). Although I'm getting rid of it now because I ordered a quad-core Cherry Trail 2-in-1 to replace it. If anyone's in Arizona, the Streambook is on Craigslist for $110!!
I recently purchased a similar model for school use about a week ago, and am interested in installing Slackware on it. The problem is that the Slackware installer does not recognize the main HD, a eMMC 32GB, which is instead recognized as /dev/mmcblk0. The installer only recognizes /dev/sd* as valid HDs for installation. Is there a way to get the installer to instead install to /dev/mmcblk0? I would appreciate any help you might give. Thanks!

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Old 03-27-2016, 02:50 PM   #7
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The installer only recognizes /dev/sd* as valid HDs for installation. Is there a way to get the installer to instead install to /dev/mmcblk0? I would appreciate any help you might give. Thanks!
WOW! That is a Slackware-killer! Slackware does not install on a system with a SSD only?
 
Old 03-27-2016, 03:42 PM   #8
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I recently purchased a similar model for school use about a week ago, and am interested in installing Slackware on it. The problem is that the Slackware installer does not recognize the main HD, a eMMC 32GB, which is instead recognized as /dev/mmcblk0. The installer only recognizes /dev/sd* as valid HDs for installation. Is there a way to get the installer to instead install to /dev/mmcblk0? I would appreciate any help you might give. Thanks!
The modules to support those devices were added to the installer a few months ago. Have you tried installing -current?
 
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The modules to support those devices were added to the installer a few months ago. Have you tried installing -current?
Pheeew!!... Hopefully that means those devices are supported at least in -current
 
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The modules to support those devices were added to the installer a few months ago. Have you tried installing -current?
I downloaded the latest -current image, loaded it onto a USB flash drive, and ran the installer. The only disk that came up for possible installation was /dev/sda, which was the flash drive in the USB port. /dev/mmcblk0 didn't show up at all. Is there a step I missed beyond partitioning the drive with cfdisk? I am using the installer in UEFI mode. Should I be using a different partitioning tool, or designating the partition type as something other than Linux?
 
Old 03-27-2016, 04:36 PM   #11
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I downloaded the latest -current image, loaded it onto a USB flash drive, and ran the installer. The only disk that came up for possible installation was /dev/sda, which was the flash drive in the USB port. /dev/mmcblk0 didn't show up at all. Is there a step I missed beyond partitioning the drive with cfdisk? I am using the installer in UEFI mode. Should I be using a different partitioning tool, or designating the partition type as something other than Linux?

1337_powerslacker --

Maybe the device is locked in the BIOS ( see post #8 ) ?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1713950

HTH

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Old 03-27-2016, 05:59 PM   #12
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I downloaded the latest -current image, loaded it onto a USB flash drive, and ran the installer. The only disk that came up for possible installation was /dev/sda, which was the flash drive in the USB port. /dev/mmcblk0 didn't show up at all. Is there a step I missed beyond partitioning the drive with cfdisk? I am using the installer in UEFI mode. Should I be using a different partitioning tool, or designating the partition type as something other than Linux?
Nope, that's supposed to do the trick. Unfortunately, I don't have any of this hardware myself to test with.

If you could show me the output from "fdisk -l" and from "probe -l" on the installer it might help me figure out a fix.
 
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Nope, that's supposed to do the trick. Unfortunately, I don't have any of this hardware myself to test with.

If you could show me the output from "fdisk -l" and from "probe -l" on the installer it might help me figure out a fix.
I ran the commands you suggested, and here is the output from fdisk -l:

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Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 29.1 GiB, 31268536320 bytes, 61071360 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 4DF13748-8E25-47DA-B28C-BAA5F8EF1649

Device           Start      End  Sectors  Size Type
/dev/mmcblk0p1    2048  4196351  4194304    2G Linux swap
/dev/mmcblk0p2 4196352 61071326 56874975 27.1G EFI System




Disk /dev/mmcblk0boot1: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mmcblk0boot0: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 7.6 GiB, 8103395328 bytes, 15826944 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0004217e

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1        2048 15826943 15824896  7.6G 83 Linux
And from probe -l:
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Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 29.1 GiB, 31268536320 bytes, 61071360 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 4DF13748-8E25-47DA-B28C-BAA5F8EF1649

Device           Start      End  Sectors  Size Type
/dev/mmcblk0p1    2048  4196351  4194304    2G Linux swap
/dev/mmcblk0p2 4196352 61071326 56874975 27.1G EFI System Partition
Disk /dev/sda: 7.6 GiB, 8103395328 bytes, 15826944 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0004217e

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1        2048 15826943 15824896  7.6G 83 Linux
Hope this helps. Thanks!

Regards,

Matt
 
Old 03-27-2016, 06:42 PM   #14
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I'm no expert on it, but I'm guessing your issue is related to the lack of a Linux partition. I believe the EFI partition should only be 100MB or so, and then the rest can be for your normal linux partition. Right now, the installer probably only sees an EFI partition and a swap partition, neither of which are normally installable.
 
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I'm no expert on it, but I'm guessing your issue is related to the lack of a Linux partition. I believe the EFI partition should only be 100MB or so, and then the rest can be for your normal linux partition. Right now, the installer probably only sees an EFI partition and a swap partition, neither of which are normally installable.
That did the trick. I'm new to EFI, so the setup was a little confusing to me. I appreciate the help. Thanks!
 
  


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