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 ====== Installing Slackware Using GPT with a BIOS motherboard ====== ====== Installing Slackware Using GPT with a BIOS motherboard ======
  
-It is possible to install Slackware to a disk that uses a GUID Partition Table (GPT), even on a machine that uses BIOS (i.e. you do not need a UEFI-based machine). Using GPT allows you to install Slackware onto very large disk drives (the theoretical maximum addressable disk size is 2 ZiB). As always, partitioning should be done prior to starting the 'install' script, however you must use a GPT aware partitioning tool, e.g. gdisk, cgdisk or parted (all of which are included with Slackware). The main sections below explain how to setup various popular boot loaders. +It is possible to install Slackware to a disk that uses a GUID Partition Table (GPT), even on a machine that uses BIOS (i.e. you do not need a UEFI-based machine). Using GPT allows you to install Slackware onto very large disk drives (the theoretical maximum addressable disk size is 2 ZiB). As always, partitioning should be done prior to starting the 'setup' script, however you must use a GPT aware partitioning tool, e.g. gdisk, cgdisk or parted (all of which are included with Slackware). The main sections below explain how to setup various popular boot loaders. 
  
 ==== LILO ==== ==== LILO ====
  
-Skip the bootloader (LILO) section during install (LILO works but under Slackware 14.liloconfig won't detect GPT partitions)After installation is complete, [[#Accessing the Slackware install, prior to bootloader installation|enter your local Slackware install]]. From here, customize /etc/lilo.conf_example and save it as /etc/lilo.conf. You will need to set LILO to install to the protective MBR of your primary disk and add entries for your chosen kernel(s), in addition to any other changes you see fit. Once you have done this, issue the 'lilo' command.+LILO should just workHowever some people have reported issues with liloconfig not detecting GPT partitions. If you encounter this issue skip automatic LILO configuration. Then after installation is complete, [[#Accessing the Slackware install, prior to bootloader installation|enter your local Slackware install]]. From here, customize /etc/lilo.conf_example and save it as /etc/lilo.conf. You will need to set LILO to install to the protective MBR of your primary disk and add entries for your chosen kernel(s), in addition to any other changes you see fit. Once you have done this, issue the 'lilo' command.
  
-<note warning>Whilst LILO works well with any file system format that is compatible with the FIBMAP ioctl (required to map files to block numbers), you are likely to have issues when /boot is located on XFS or Btrfs. You can avoid this by making an ext2 /boot partition or using a different bootloader.</note>+<note warning>Whilst LILO works well with any file system format that is compatible with the FIBMAP ioctl (required to map files to block numbers), you are likely to have issues when /boot is located on XFSBtrfs or Nilfs2. You can avoid this by making an ext2 /boot partition or using a different bootloader.</note>
  
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-<note important>This assumes you are using the disk /dev/sd**a** and the **3.10.17-smp** kernels, adjust as needed.</note>+<note important>The assumes Slackware is installed on your /dev/sd**a1** partition and you are using the **3.10.17-smp** kernels, adjust as needed.</note>
  
 ==== Accessing the Slackware install, prior to bootloader installation ==== ==== Accessing the Slackware install, prior to bootloader installation ====

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