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initramfs unpacking failed: junk in compressed archive

Lilo, the 2.6.30.x kernel and Slackware on x86_64 Although Slackware -current still has a 2.6.29.x kernel, I am sure that people are experimenting with 2.6.30 kernels. In some cases, and only on Slackware for the x86_64 architecture so far, this may lead to boot problems. There is a problem that manifests itself when you are […]

Installing to a machine with 64MB RAM

From time to time I see posts from people who discover that Slackware 12.2 can not be installed on a computer with only 64MB of RAM by conventional means (using the bootable CD/DVD or a USB stick). The reason for this is that the size of the initial ramdisk (isolinux/initrd.img) has grown in size quite […]