- Nevermind, I'm going to Porteus
- Bootup failure.
- 2016-03-27 - boot-repair probably would have fixed this, if I knew about it back then.
- Bootup failure.
- Bootup failure.
TODO - Salix Openbox 14.1 CD ISO (i486 & i686, 32-bit) ∞
For desktop install, just to avoid the GTK shit.
2016-10-14 - Salix Xfce 14.2 DVD ISO (i586/i686, 32-bit) ∞
Apparently their Openbox isn't for a Live medium.
- TODO - Check for eCryptfs support
- TODO - Check for Btrfs support
TODO - What other software do I need? Check (and update) /tag/linux-software+live
2015-05-07 - Salix64 Openbox 14.1 CD ISO (x86_64, 64-bit) ∞
No eCryptfs support that I can see.
- It probably exists in the Slackware repositories though, just not on the LiveUSB.
Simple, boring bootup preload.
- Later, I figured this to be a RAM-copied boot
- Good screen size, etc.
- I did an auto-install on my entire HDD.
- Can't summon up a second TTY, which sucks!
Can't find its packages on USB
- Cannot select another method after trying USB, must restart the install!
- CD/DVD as a package location failed, which is expected.
- Pre-mounted might work.
- Ooh, Btrfs is on the liveUSB, in full.
- Manually mounted one of my disk partitions to get to my original
.iso.. ugh, I shouldn't need to do this.
- What the fuck, I was accidentally installing onto my USB drive!
Now I can switch to another TTY. Wtf..
Second attempt ∞
- Re-prepared the LiveUSB.
No TTY2 (etc) when prompted for the auto-install.
- Ye gods, that's dangerous.
- This is absolutely essential for a user to double-check that the correct hard drive is being obliterated.
- I did the auto-install stuff.
- It detected the packages on the USB stick this time.
- There's an obnoxious flickering during the file copy.
- I selected
1600x1200x64k. I see no way to test this before rebooting.
- Hibernation would need
resume=/dev/sdxbut I don't have another TTY to learn which is my swap partition.
LILO failed, recommends an edit of
Either FIX-TABLE or IGNORE-TABLE must be specified
Ignore would be
Rebooting onto the HDD fails, as expected.
I'm unwilling to continue, because I don't have my chroot notes any more.
I expect a distribution to have bootloader magic. This experience will now rule out Slackware.
2013-12 - (version not recorded) ∞
The installer sucks. The Salix installer is the classic Slackware amateur-night.
- It can't even find its own files, to begin the install.
- Can't switch to another console to look through /mount
/dev/sdb1worked, and then I left the following prompt empty.
- liloconfig exploded with a failure, and I wasn't allowed to re-run it. I had to complete the install process and
- It was all a waste, because it seems that XFS isn't valid for
- I manually backed-up
/boot, then reformatted it ext4, but it didn't work. I got lots of 99s. I had to do a complete reinstall.
- vga=34d works, but there's a border.
- lilo - resume=/dev/sda9
liloconfig won't take vga=34d, but the boot screen will, although it's larger and with a border.
kernel panic mounting foot fs (ext4)
2010-11-10 - 13.1.1 (LXDE installation disk) ∞
I abandoned this because I couldn't get all my fancy Ruby stuff to work.
- Wow, very verbose boot screen
- Has a nice simple "FULL" install.
- 1600x1200x64k LILO won't work.
- It asks to enable num lock, yay!
- Overall very pleasant install, except for being asked to pick a keymap. That's a very big list. Yes I could type the first letter to hop down some more, but it would be nice to have a smaller default list that I can press enter on.
- LILO failed - 343 - 1400x1050x8 worked. I was pretty conservative.
- beautiful GUI login
- LXDE tools, with Openbox?
- Gslapt looks great
simple link to install codecs
- plus it offers to seppuku after completion!
Tools > Extensions: [x] shortcuts
Tools > Customize Shortcuts
- next/prev tab =
- There's no volume control? I have to use
alsamixerat the commandline. I'm expecting a tray volume control.
The true console logout doesn't clear the screen.