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Old 07-11-2018, 11:41 PM   #31
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You could grab elilo from current its been fixed there..
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:09 PM   #32
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grabbing elilo package from current fixed it I can now boot custom kernel's bigger than 8mb.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:07 PM   #33
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I believe grub uses UUID instead of the kernel name for device naming.
At least this is the default when using grub, yes. You can change it in /etc/default grub if you want (but why would you?)

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I have seen several problems on multiboot system when I don't use persistent device names (i.e UUID) in my elilo.conf file.
This hit a few minutes ago: adding a drive in a VM changed the devices naming and bingo!
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Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: having  unable to mount rootfs on unknown-block(8,66)
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One of my hopes for Slackware 15 is that they go to persistent device naming in both eliloconfig and fstab.
Of course. I will propose a way to do that, using lsblk as in EFI3M.

PS Even more fun

The entry for Slint in the EFI3M boot menu still starts Slint, But... As /dev/sda2 is mounted on / in /etc/fstab, when it switches to / I get the desktop from Solus, whose / is now on the (newly named) /dev/sda2! It took me a few seconds to realize what happened...

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Old 07-13-2018, 04:24 AM   #34
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The entry for Slint in the EFI3M boot menu still starts Slint, But... As /dev/sda2 is mounted on / in /etc/fstab, when it switches to / I get the desktop from Solus, whose / is now on the (newly named) /dev/sda2! It took me a few seconds to realize what happened...
Yup, this has happen to me, a couple of times after Window 10 Creators Update. Seems that they like to, on occasion, add a partition directly after the main windows partition during Creator updates. This screws up the partition order downstream of the new partition and will causing mounting issues with them if you don't have persistent device naming. BTW I don't see this as a MS issue, but rather an issue with not using persistent device name.

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I will propose a way to do that, using lsblk as in EFI3M.

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I must confess that I knew that you would read my reply and hoped that you would take up the cause. Any chance that eliloconfig can be changed to ask before overwriting the elilo.conf file?
 
Old 07-13-2018, 04:44 AM   #35
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Yup, this has happen to me, a couple of times after Window 10 Creators Update. Seems that they like to, on occasion, add a partition directly after the main windows partition during Creator updates. This screws up the partition order downstream of the new partition and will causing mounting issues with them if you don't have persistent device naming. BTW I don't see this as a MS issue, but rather an issue with not using persistent device name.

I must confess that I knew that you would read my reply and hoped that you would take up the cause. Any chance that eliloconfig can be changed to ask before overwriting the elilo.conf file?
I am now listing all the enhancements I will consider for the Slint installer and related scripts, among which eliloconfig (and also liloconfig, by the way). I could then post this list of possible enhancements as an RFC in this forum, to gather opinions, questions and suggestions from Slackware users, then propose patches for the Slackware installer. This would include a few modifications already made in the Slint installer, like checking that the user follows the installation steps listed in the setup script in a consistent order. What do you think?

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 07-13-2018 at 06:09 AM. Reason: First sentence modified to explicitly mention eliloconfig and liloconfig.
 
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