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Adding Linux to the Windows7 boot menu

When I create a Windows / Linux dual-boot computer I usually add Windows as an option to my LILO boot menu. That is the easiest way, and works always. However, I ran into a situation where I could not use LILO as the primary boot loader and I had to look into the Windows7 “boot […]

Robby’s libata switchover howto

The new kernels in Slackware (post 13.0) have one important change compared to previous kernels. This change will affect anyone with Slackware installed on an IDE disk (like /dev/hda) who wants to upgrade to the latest state of affairs. The new kernels exclusively use “libata”. The last bits of the old IDE/ATA subsystem have finally […]

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 […]