This is my third
Slackware 14.2 64 bits installation. I'm installing it now under a laptop with gpt partitions.
I will describe as best as possible the path I had to do with this installation.
Initially I had to overcome the issue that using
dd to create the USB stick for installation was not booting from the pendrive. I had to use then the
Once I was able to boot from the USB I had to mount the pendrive manually as the USB was not detected when I was asked for source media. i.e. I did:
mkdir /os mount /dev/sda1 /os
And then I selected "install from premounted directory" and used
All the installation went fine but then I faced another issue, which I couldn't resolve yet. I tried with
elilo options but the boot is still showing the
grub2, which was there from the
ubuntu 14.04 installed previously, with no options but the
grub command line instead
I may mention that from BIOS setup I see as UEFI Hard Drive BBS Priorities Boot Option #1 which is [ubuntu], but not sure that should be an issue, as I have overriden the ubuntu partition already. However I'm not sure why the ubuntu tag is there and I don't see anyhow to change that.
The partitions I selected within the installation were:
/dev/mmcblk0p3 / ext4 /dev/mmcblk0p4 /home ext4
As I had only grub available I decided to learn some grub commands and was able to start
slackware kernel with below commands:
grub> set root=(hd0,gpt3) grub> linux /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/mmcblk0p3 grub> initrd /boot/vmlinuz grub> boot
I thought it was going to be a successful start but instead I got following kernel panic error:
RAMDISK: Couln't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0. VFS: Cannot open root device "mmcblk0p3" or unknown-block(0,0): error
Below screenshot shows the whole error Trace:
So, how can I start
Slackware 14.2 with grub commands? I may be missing something as I am new to grub commands.
The best solution I would be looking for is that
elilo show at startup in order to start
Slackware automatically. What can I do for
lilo to show as boot loader?