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kikinovak 08-23-2012 06:21 AM

Old LiLO vs. recent kernel

One of my machines is a "build box", where I build lots of packages for a complete Slackware desktop. It's a quadruple boot, 2x13.37 (one for each architecture), and now I'm installing 2x14.0RC2 for developing my future "Enterprise Desktop".

LiLO is handled by the Slackware 13.37 install. And I now just discover that it's too old to handle recent kernels. Tried to add a stanza for Slackware 14.0, failed, googled, started to think hard.

Right now I think upgrading LiLO on my Slackware 13.37 install might be the thing to do. Is this straighforward? I mean: can I simply grab the SlackBuild from current and run it on 13.37? Since I need this machine for work, I'd rather ask first before ruining a sunny afternoon.

Cheers from tropical France.

kikinovak 08-23-2012 06:57 AM

OK, I finally gave it a spin, and it was really simple in fact. Grab the LILO sources and SlackBuild from current, rebuild them on 13.37, upgradepkg lilo, and then running 'lilo' again. That's all.

croxen 08-23-2012 07:11 AM

You don't even have to rebuild it. In moving to 3.2.x kernels some months ago I found the "current" lilo package itself installs and runs fine in otherwise vanilla 13.37.

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