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Slackware on intel nuc with nvme hard drive?

Would it be possible to install Slackware on an Intel nuc8i5BEH with an nvme hard drive? I already successfully installed Ubuntu, fedora and manjaro on it. However, I used Slackware for the past five years and would like to just use that. I'm very much used to it. I tried installing with a USB ISO…

Would it be possible to install Slackware on an Intel nuc8i5BEH with an nvme hard drive?

I already successfully installed Ubuntu, fedora and manjaro on it. However, I used Slackware for the past five years and would like to just use that. I'm very much used to it.

I tried installing with a USB ISO but each time it gets stuck loading the kernel. I tried with 14.2, current and current live.

I couldn't find much information on the internet. I guess it has something to do with the nvme drive, but I thought a recent kernel would handle that.

Any help to save me from systemd distros would be very appreciated.


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  • Running Slackware64-current on a Ryzen 2700X + NVMe drive here.

    I skipped the part where Slackware tells BIOS to boot Slackware, because that seems to be deleted by BIOS updates and then it’s hard to get the system to boot.

    I just copied `/boot/elilo-x86_64.efi` to `/boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI` and told BIOS to boot from the nvme drive. BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI is where it looks by default, so if I wipe BIOS settings I just need to set the boot device and it works again.

    I put elilo.conf, vmlinuz-generic and my initrd in /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/ too.

    elilo.conf:

    chooser=simple
    delay=50
    timeout=50
    default=slackware64
    #
    image=vmlinuz-generic-4.19.14
    label=slackware64
    read-only
    root=/dev/nvme0n1p3
    initrd=initrd-4.19.14.gz
    append=””