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Old 05-13-2019, 06:57 PM   #31
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A slackbuild doesn't exist for my wireless card. I had to create my own. Does the live iso's have the capability to build drivers?

On dd I always use bs=4M, That is most tutorials suggest when coping iso to usb. I think it has to do with transfer rate to usb, but not sure.

I created my efi usb from within windows using rufus and coping efi files from slackware64-14.2/efi

from a linux install to make bootable in efi mode on fat32 partition with usb mount at /mnt/sda1
Code:
grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --boot-directory=/mnt/sda1/boot --efi-directory=/mnt/suda1 --bootloader-id=BOOT --removable  --no-nvram

edit: I'm now on line from slacker rescue iso. I had no problem building my wireless driver while booted into the iso using the files stored on my hard drive that I use to build the wireless driver for distros installed to hard drive.
I have less issues with setting up and configuring efi boot using efi files from a slackware repository versus using grub-install.

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Old 05-13-2019, 07:13 PM   #32
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It seems Gslapt does not show packages from extra/. Searching with Gslapt for fltk gives nothing - net engine gives extra/fltk-1.3.3-x86_64-2.txz (The Fast Light Tool Kit) - I can't manage how to setup Gslapt so it can search extra/ and other directories.
 
Old 05-13-2019, 08:32 PM   #33
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igadoter you gotta edit /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc as root and add /extra

My slapt-getrc says

Code:
# Working directory for local storage/cache.
WORKINGDIR=/var/slapt-get

# Exclude package names and expressions.
# To exclude pre and beta packages, add this to the exclude: 
#   [0-9\_\.\-]{1}pre[0-9\-\.\-]{1}
EXCLUDE=^aaa_elflibs,^devs,^glibc-.*,^kernel-.*,^udev,.*-[0-9]+dl$,i[3456]86

# Base url to directory with a PACKAGES.TXT.
# This can point to any release, ie: 9.0, 10.0, current, etc.
SOURCE=ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/:OFFICIAL

# Sources for the testing, extra, and pasture areas - if you use them.
# SOURCE=ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/extra/:PREFERRED
# SOURCE=ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/testing/
# SOURCE=ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/pasture/

# Source for slapt-get.
SOURCE=http://software.jaos.org/slackpacks/14.2-x86_64/:OFFICIAL

# Packages on a CD/DVD.
# SOURCE=file:///mnt/cdrom/:OFFICIAL

# Home made packages.
# SOURCE=file:///var/www/packages/:CUSTOM
put that in your slapt-getrc
uncomment the # sign you know
 
Old 05-13-2019, 08:54 PM   #34
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sorry bad edit
 
Old 05-14-2019, 08:05 AM   #35
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Ok so I think I'm going to change alot of things in this next release for Slacker 14.2

1) I've recompiled the generic kernel 4.4.172l into regular 4.4.172 so it'll be more friendly with mainline generic kernel, note only thing I added to default config was support for aufs, so it can boot live
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sla.../4.4.172-live/

2) I'm going to make SlackerR the default Slacker, it's not much bigger with the slackbuilds rescue stuff so why not? Plus it'll have lots of cool utilities.

3) I need to add support for EFI booting, plus all iso's will now be isohybrid, thanks colorpurple21859 for your suggestions with EFI.

4) I plan to add the default kernel,initrd, and scripts from a real slackware install dvd into the boot process, and configure a install script also for usb and hard drive install. This won't be easy lol

5) Need to work on docs for booting parameters and cheatcodes and scripts from Slax. Tomas M at Slax isn't so verbose anymore about the various cheatcodes within linux live, see here for extra cheatcodes that may work
https://www.pendrivelinux.com/slax-cheatcodes/

6) Need to work on support for various wireless drivers, maybe from SlackBuilds? I'm not current with newer computers, I make all this off a dell 1545 inspiron with broadcom 4312.

7) Need to work on finding missing dependencies as noted I have added Imagemagick though I thought I already had it...is there any depfinder type programs for slackware, like from Salix?

If anyone has any other suggestions I'd appreciate it!
 
Old 05-14-2019, 09:34 AM   #36
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Probably you would try to manage you distro in the form of files tree - then I would keep local mirror and recreate *.iso if needed. For me to download every time new iso is too time consuming - don't have broadband internet connection. You could possibly reuse AlienBob scripts to create iso's from local mirror. I am not developer. I can imagine that to keep tree directory - eventually you can use metapackages - they could be updated on regular basis - downloaded and extracted into local mirror - you know you ar doing th same things all the time - you have running system - you are suqashing it, then put into iso an make iso bootable - my idea is to left the last two step to do by me - so I will be only watching for updates and then decide to build new iso or not. I don't know I am clear enough - just problem with language - can't think in English at the moment.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:37 AM   #37
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To make iso efi bootable when installing using dd or installing on a usb fat 32 partition, I think all you need to do is add the EFI/BOOT/* from a slackware64-14.2 repository to your iso and modify the /EFI/BOOT/grub.cfg. What I did was copy over the menu entry items from your syslinux.cfg to the appropriate place in the /EFI/BOOT/grub.cfg menu entries. For hard drive, full-install, and usb persistence install, the method for install in efi mode will change depending on the situation.

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:20 AM   #38
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Igadoter I understand what you're saying perfectly, I'll look into that

Colorpurple21859 that sounds reasonable as well, I've made a preliminary iso but have no efi devices to try- is there a way to boot efi with a regular leagacy bios laptop? IDK?

Thanks to both of you for your input!
 
Old 05-16-2019, 09:32 AM   #39
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you can in a virtual machine
 
Old 05-16-2019, 09:38 AM   #40
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ah my laptop wont run virtual colorpurple21859
Ive tried, its locked out

https://www.dell.com/community/Lapto...n/td-p/4217958

Thats crazy huh?
Got any ideas if CCTK can be installed/operated via Linux?
https://www.dell.com/support/article...313408?lang=en

https://www.dell.com/support/article...n#Install_CCTK

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #41
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I don't know of any other way to run efi on a non-efi system
 
Old 05-16-2019, 03:20 PM   #42
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OK I'll try to figure it out colorpurple21859

Igadoter, I used rsync to upload the new isohybrids, with same name as other pre-isohybrid iso's and the upload took only a fraction of the time so Im wondering if rsync would work if many changes took place and it could add/subttract things...specifcally the squashfs file "Slacker.sb", sb stands for slax bundle btw and of course the kernel and initrfs.img and things in boot folder.
I'm gonna give it a go and see if it works
If it does work I'll just give the iso a name that doesnt depend on date, etc so Id name it Slacker-14.2-x86_64.iso and any changes would be in changelog at each revision.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 03:31 PM   #43
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Your other option is to be to put an iso out that you think will boot in efi mode so one of us that has an efi system can give it a try and give feedback.

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Old 05-16-2019, 04:50 PM   #44
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ok I have one I'll upload now, had to edit config and build in linux-live folder ill be back
 
Old 05-16-2019, 05:20 PM   #45
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Here you go colorpurple21859, tell me if it works? I didnt edit grub-embedded.cfg (whats that?)
I got the EFI folder from the Slackware64-14.2-mini-install.iso and just edited grub.cfg

And this iso is now what was the SlackerR iso which has all the rescue stuff etc.

Oh please tell me both of you how you're running it? off usb persistent, DVD, dd to usb?
Thanks

https://sourceforge.net/projects/sla...cker-14.2-EFI/

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