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Old 11-18-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Slack 11 initrd.img question


I'm trying to edit the install CD's initrd.img, and have had a little luck so far. I have been able to edit the lines describing the package collections, and remove the install sources from the list, but even though I delete the package selection so I only have a, ap, f, l, n, x, and xap in the SeTPKG file, it still shows up on the menu. The problem with this is that if you accidently select one of the other sets, like "d" for example, it asks for the second disk. Does anyone know how to remove these other options completely from the initrd? If you want to take a look at what I have, here is a link to where you can download the 6.3 mb initrd.img

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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That is because the SeTpkg script is only a fall-back.
The real script that runs is /isolinux/setpkg

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks. I can't believe I didn't see that, being I didn't even have to mount anything to find it.

*phantom_cyph kicks himself


BTW-This is for a Slackware-based project. I just added your LQ name to the "Special Thanks" list. Visit the link below if you want to see it.

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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Why Slackware 11.0 btw and not 12.1? Do you need the 2.4 kernel?

Eric

Edit: I saw you other posts about this PDA. And I think you simply had bad luck in combining a Slackware 2.6 kernel and the right modules package.
The mk712 seems to be the driver in Slackware's kernel which supports your touchscreen.
I also found http://visionplate.samuraipotato.com/ which also indicates that it should be possible to run a 2.6 kernel and have the touchscreen supported.

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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Yah, have to have a 2.4.3x kernel. Little bit of nostalgia too, it was the first Slackware distro I used.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:27 PM   #6
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Yes, I had started that thread concerning the module. I have read in many other places by people trying different things that the 2.4 kernel is the only one that will actually work. People have been able to patch the driver (or mk712) for 2.6, but it does not respond accurately (calibration does not work). I didn't think I would get anywhere telling someone they were wrong, as this hasn't been done before, but I decided to branch off and try my own thing. I am hoping the mk712 module does work without me having to install the driver that can be downloaded and manually installed, but I'm not counting on it.
 
  


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