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Old 06-05-2018, 02:26 AM   #16
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I believe this is why my boot partition wasn't mounted correctly the first time, and possibly why I was having the HDMI sound issues to begin with. Can anyone else verify if this is a bug in the installer?
Hi Rob,

Yes. Take this reply as confirmation that there is a known bug with the SARPi installer when installing Slackware ARM -current. As the -current branch is constantly in a state of development, from time to time errors like this will pop up and are generally expected when they do. I've tried hard and long to track down the cause of the missing setup dialog for "non-Linux partitions", using the SARPi installer to install Slackware ARM -current, without success.

If memory serves me correct there's another post on this forum about this very issue. The way to get around this problem is to use the following command after you've finished installing and configuring Slackware ARM -current and right before you reboot:

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echo "/dev/mmcblk0p1   /boot            vfat        fmask=177,dmask=077 1   0" >> /mnt/etc/fstab
This will ensure your FAT32 /boot/ partition is mounted at boot time.

** NB: You might also need to use 'reboot -f' in order to reboot successfully.

Incidentally, installing Slackware ARM 14.2 (i.e. the stable release) using the SARPi installer is not affected by the same problem.
 
Old 06-07-2018, 10:08 PM   #17
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yes, I left it up all night, just to make sure , and it still had that issue. I also tried saying "no" to the "skip fsck checks" and that didn't help either.

I went through the installation again today and manually modified the /etc/fstab before rebooting. And unfortunately still have the same issue with "alsa -l: no soundcards found"

I'm beginning to wonder if either my micro-sd card is the culprit, or I just have a bad Pi.


Rob.
 
Old 06-08-2018, 01:24 PM   #18
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Given your installation process issues, I'd still suggest to try a clean kernel+firmware+stuff - instructions to be found in post #10 - before considering any HW failure. It's by calling and loading the files from /boot/overlays/ from within the config file /boot/config.txt that activates the HW (audio in your case). More info:
https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmw...verlays/README
https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...device-tree.md
 
Old 06-08-2018, 11:23 PM   #19
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Yay! I installed the regular/stable slackware14.2 and no issues! All the install menus were fine and sound works! (after uncommenting dtparam=sound=on in the /boot/config.txt file).

Thank you for confirming my issues Penthux! I'll stay with the stable version for now!


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Old 06-09-2018, 01:12 PM   #20
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Yay! I installed the regular/stable slackware14.2 and no issues! All the install menus were fine and sound works! (after uncommenting dtparam=sound=on in the /boot/config.txt file).
Slackware ARM 14.2 wouldn't be the stable release if it didn't work without any issues.

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Thank you for confirming my issues Penthux! I'll stay with the stable version for now!
No problem, Rob. I'd advise all users to stick to the stable release(s) of Slackware ARM unless it's for a specific purpose. Although Mozes makes the hard float port development branch available, and even though Slackware is known for being inherently stable, there may be unexpected results when using it. As you found out.
 
  


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