slackware 12.1 questions

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Thu Aug 21 10:52:21 EDT 2008

I've just been using the install DVD, works fine and contains everything that I would 
otherwise have to burn 4 cds to get.
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:33:27AM -0400, Jude 
DaShiell wrote:
> The issues with slackware 12.0 not prompting for replacement of disk1 and 
> exploding when the /kernels/speakup.s directory cannot be found have been 
> made far worse in slackware 12.1.  Earlier I wrote about a workaround for 
> slackware 12.0 in which all packages that were checked starting with 
> [f,k,t,x,y] needed to be unchecked and installed later no longer works in 
> slackware 12.1.  You do get down to where the kernel copy is supposed to 
> happen but slackware 12.1 now errors out at that point and does not copy 
> any kernel automagically.  If an upgrade path is possible and anyone doing 
> this will need to take the exclude off of kernel* because slackware has 
> recompiled all kernels for slackware 12.1 including speakup.s and put all 
> of the security fixes into them that were current at the date of this 
> kernel's release.  The last time such a recompile was done was with 
> Slackware 7.0 at least by the people over at  Understand 
> this bad experience has happened multiple times over here and on every 
> occassion I had a talking install since I did include the proper speakup 
> parameters to make it happen for this synthesizer.  What happens after the 
> kernel fails to install is that it's also impossible to install lilo since 
> lilo needs as a prerequisite to have that kernel on that hard drive living 
> happily.
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