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Old 07-08-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
stormchaser3000
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Unable to boot USB stick to install slackware


I have been trying to install slackware on my galago pro from system76 and I have not been able to boot my slackware 14.2 install media. I am unsure of what the problem is because there is no output on the screen. I only see the message echoed by grub stating that it is starting the kernel and the initrd image. At that point it hangs and I have to reboot.

my galago pro only supports UEFI.

I have tried using isohybrid with the --uefi option but that did not work as my computer still loads grub when trying to boot from the usb stick.

I could not find any solutions to this problem on the internet (the solutions I tried did not work). would someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction?

EDIT: for some reason my posts have to be reviewed by a moderator before being posted so I am going to edit this post to say that bassmadrigal's suggestion was the solution. My laptop was probably just too new to run slackware 14.2. slackware-current worked very well.

Last edited by stormchaser3000; 07-20-2019 at 08:54 AM. Reason: one of the posts on this thread gave me the solution
 
Old 07-08-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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This helped me:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...6/#post5409238
 
Old 07-10-2019, 12:33 AM   #3
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My guess is that system is too new to run 14.2.

Based on the specs on their website, you might be running an NVMe drive, which is unsupported by the 14.2 installer. The other hardware might also be new enough to not be properly supported. Running -current might be better on that machine.

http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...4-current-iso/
 
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:09 PM   #4
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My guess is that system is too new to run 14.2.

Based on the specs on their website, you might be running an NVMe drive, which is unsupported by the 14.2 installer. The other hardware might also be new enough to not be properly supported. Running -current might be better on that machine.

http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...4-current-iso/
Thanks, I will try this. I don't know why I didn't try that before.
 
  


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