Enjoy Slackware 15.0!

Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

Work in progress Direct Integration documentation


To Do

  • Flashing tool - look at creating a microroot function within the sdcards.build that processes the os initrd
Installer post install scripts

Fix up GRUB config tool - see notes in these two scripts.

root@dastardly:~/ac/source/installer/arm/hwm-configure/platform/aarch64/installer/helper.scr# ls -la
total 32
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Sep 29 12:03 ./
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root  4096 Mar 24  2022 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 1001 users 5274 Sep 29 12:01 grub-configure-honeycomb
-rw-r--r-- 1 1001 users 4165 Sep 29 12:04 grub-configure-vm
Installer image todo

Potentially name the image files 'usb' not 'sd' in function:

#hwm_sdimage_installtotree () {

Slackware Installer image SD card layout

 partition  used for               filesystem FS label    installer mount point
 1          EFI boot?              fat32      SLKins_efi   ? shouldn't need one?
            * Requires GPT partition table

 2          /boot/GRUB's config    ext4       SLKins_boot  ?  ""
            that loads Slackware

            Add in the firmware here which can be flashed from within the installer
            using a post install script.
            It diverges from the rk3399, so let's hold the idea for now, but it's probably
            along the right lines.

Installation flow

. User DD's sd card SPI flash image:
    Flashes EFI firmware to SPI flash.

2. User dd's Slackware installer image to SD card.
3. Boots Honeycomb from SD card, boots Slackware installer.

4. User creates EFI partition , swap and OS and whatever partitions.

5. Installs Slackware to SSD on SATA
6. Reboots, removes SD card.
7. User makes honeycomb boot from SATA to boot OS.

8. First boot will find the SATA drive at SLKroot
9. and the swap at SLKswap0
10. and /boot/efi at SLKefi

SD Notes:
* SLKins_efi and SLKins_boot are not relevant at this point.
* The SD card can be removed and the system can run without it.


SATA Drive notes:
* The /boot/efi paritition needs to be labeled as SLKefi
* Rootdisk / needs to be labeled SLKroot
* If it exists, the swap should be named SLKswap0
* Grub finds the boot directory on root disk
* Grub boots the system ``

partition table of root diskt within installer:
|-sdc1                                                                                  299.2M     0% /mnt/boot/efi
|-sdc2       swap              1      SLKswap0    6d31881b-54b1-4ff2-bac7-8602463897d6                [SWAP]
`-sdc3       ext4              1.0    SLKroot     02d8318a-7a96-4db4-a104-223f0334e49b   83.9G    15% /mnt

partition table of boot disk (installer) withn installation:
|-mmcblk0p1  vfat              FAT32  SLKins_efi  B633-E0ED
`-mmcblk0p2  ext4              1.0    SLKins_boot 18a1e569-77c1-40ad-85a3-cf425fe7c4ad

Final partitioning:

root@slackware:~# lsblk
sda            8:0    0 447.1G  0 disk
`-sda1         8:1    0 447.1G  0 part
  `-md0        9:0    0 447.1G  0 raid1
    `-md0p1  259:0    0 447.1G  0 part  /data
sdb            8:16   0 447.1G  0 disk
`-sdb1         8:17   0 447.1G  0 part
  `-md0        9:0    0 447.1G  0 raid1
    `-md0p1  259:0    0 447.1G  0 part  /data
sdc            8:32   0 111.8G  0 disk
|-sdc1         8:33   0   200M  0 part  /mnt/boot/efi
|-sdc2         8:34   0     4G  0 part  [SWAP]
`-sdc3         8:35   0 107.6G  0 part  /mnt
mtdblock0     31:0    0    64M  0 disk
mmcblk0      179:0    0  14.8G  0 disk
|-mmcblk0p1  179:1    0   190M  0 part
`-mmcblk0p2  179:2    0   3.5G  0 part
mmcblk1      179:32   0  59.2G  0 disk
mmcblk1boot0 179:64   0     4M  1 disk
mmcblk1boot1 179:96   0     4M  1 disk

root@slackware:~# ls /mnt/boot
Image-armv8@  Image-armv8-6.1.37  README-kernels.txt  README.initrd@  System.map-armv8@  System.map-armv8-6.1.37  config-armv8-6.1.37  dtb@  dtb-6.1.37/  efi/  grub/  initrd-armv8@  initrd-armv8-6.1.37  local/  platform/

root@slackware:~#  ls /boot/efi/EFI/slackware-15.0+/grubaa64.efi

* /boot/extlinux/ should not exist


UEFI Firmware Installer to SPI Flash


sf probe
sf erase 0 0x4000000
load mmc 0:1 0x90000000 lx2160acex7_2000_700_2400_8_5_2_flexspi_nor_ee5c233.img
sf write 0x90000000 0 0x800000

SFP+ Network Ports

  • Add to the restool package the following udev rule: fsl_mc_bus.rules
  • Can add it to /etc/udev/rules.d/ to test with reboot.
  • Link to Fedora restool source https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/restool
  • The latest is restool is version 2.4.0 but 2.3.0 is working as it should
  • Decide what package will install this rule. Maybe it can fit itself in one of the integration scripts?

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