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Old 07-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #16
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The huge kernel usually doesn't need an initrd.

This motherboard has UEFI BIOS.

From Asus web site, -->http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P9X79_PRO/

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Support for up to 64GB of system memory with an 8-DIMM design
ASUS SSD Caching - 3X faster performance at a click
UEFI BIOS - Full-scale performance tuning with easy BIOS Interface
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3-Way SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, worry-free USB BIOS Flashback
Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
I suspect the problem has something to do with the UEFI and the system itself. I'm no expert here. There are several slackware threads on testing systems with UEFI.

I hope someone with more experience with one of these systems can help.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #17
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It was a little hellish to install even Mint with the UEFI Bios. I think now some linux distros, like mint itself, made it more easy. I wonder what is the point of this bios, apart from making the life of people miserable, because I needed three days to install Mint in this computer when I had done it in no time in my laptop. Now it looks I have to suffer again for installing slackware. Maybe I will try to install freeBSD to see if I get any luck.

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #18
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I don't care about Windows, and my UEFI computer allowed me to set it to boot in BIOS Legacy mode. So after a couple days of pulling out my hair I did this and then things were "back to normal". The next Slackware version will have an EFI boot directory and elilo installed, so it should get easier. You could always try to install -current instead of 14.0 if you have experience and know what you are doing (-current is officially unstable, but in practice is usually quite good).

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #19
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I have to agree with Brians comment, try current, before you give up on slackware. That is where most of the development is going.

If you run into problems with current, open a new post, and make sure you tell us up front UEFI and booting symptoms. It just might work out of the box.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #20
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Ok fine. That is what I'm going to do.
Lots of thanks to all of you for your time!!
 
  


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