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Old 01-04-2020, 04:49 PM   #46
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OK. I now see why this issue has arisen - because you have chosen to follow a set of instructions that are intended as an example. The link to the example README is there so that users know what they're looking for just to satisfy curiosity. The instructions, on the page you refer to, does say "See the included SARPi.README for information" and not "follow this link because these are the relevant README instructions". The file itself is titled "### Slackware ARM 14.2 on a Raspberry Pi 1 ###" and says "# Example README to install Slackware ARM 14.2 on a Raspberry Pi (1)" clearly at the top so people know it's just for show. I thought I'd made it clear but apparently not clear enough for all people. You are using a Raspberry Pi 4 not a Raspberry Pi (1) so why would anyone follow instructions not based on the device they are using? However, I can see why some confusion has arisen and that link will be vanishing anon, as a result of your understanding and evaluations. Thank you very much for your input.

For future reference; installing Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi successfully is virtually assured by following instructions properly. The SARPi Project does not offer support on how to read instructions properly.

I would suggest for you to ignore the README and become overly familiar with the SARPi Slackware ARM Installation Guide which is a; step-by-step, end-to-end, hand-holding type walk-through aimed at Slackware ARM newbies and facilitated by pretty pictures and screenshots. As I stated previously, the README is for those who are already familiar with the installation of Slackware ARM and it is a very brief 'How-to' for the RPi devices.
as a hardware guy, one of my pet peeves is seeing a signal on page 1 of a schematic, with a pointer to page 4 of the schematic, and upon going to page 4 finding the signal name has been changed to something else... that kind of makes it difficult to figure out what wire goes where... but thanks for the heads up... i'll follow this and let you know how it works out...
 
Old 01-05-2020, 02:17 AM   #47
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as a hardware guy, one of my pet peeves is seeing a signal on page 1 of a schematic, with a pointer to page 4 of the schematic, and upon going to page 4 finding the signal name has been changed to something else... that kind of makes it difficult to figure out what wire goes where... but thanks for the heads up... i'll follow this and let you know how it works out...
Apologies for the confusion. I often forget what it's like to be a Slackware newbie and, for that, in this case I am culpable. To a certain degree I am guilty of expecting Slackware ARM users to know [at least] something about the system they are installing and/or using. Instructions should be clear and concise to all those reading them in any given siutuation. Or else, what good are they?

In order to curb any further ambiguity, the 'file description' section of all SARPi download pages have been revised accordingly. I hope these changes will reflect with greater clarity and meet with your approval. Or, at least, serve to appease one of your pet peeves.
 
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Old Yesterday, 12:10 PM   #48
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Installed today SlackwareARM updates and Sarpi kernel packages as of 5.4.8.

Everything working well here after updates on RPi4 4GB.

Thanks again to Pat and team, mozes and Exaga.

TKS
 
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ok.... finally got sarpi4 installer working... it seems it takes a while longer on the rainbow screen before booting begins than i'm used to... about 30 or 40 seconds longer than i'm used to... i'll bet i was waiting the usual 10-20 seconds i was used to on the pi3 and going "it's not working"...
from here on it looks like a standard slackware install using FTP, correct?
 
  


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