gapan wrote:Please, go ahead and tell us exactly how then, if it requires no effort. It is extremely difficult (for me at least) to support something that I cannot even test, since I don't have any UEFI PCs (and almost nobody else here does either).
I did not mean to upset you. I really like salix, and therefore I wish to continue to use it on my uefi laptop. Please understand that english is not my language so I may be resulting more blunt than I meant to be.
Even if you do not solve this, i will still be using salix: i can make an insallation usb stick that works with uefi, and obtain a bootable uefi system, like I did for the 14.0 (the system i am writing from), and my system may actually need a bit of tweeking even with the official slackware. But, since slackware64 iso is uefi bootable, why is that such a big deal for salix?
Now the actual stuff.
Assuming that you are using the same huge.s image that slackware64 uses, and that the installation enviroment is into the initrd.img that reside in the "isolinux" dir of the salix64 iso, than all you need to do is to import the EFI directory from slackware, and copy your initrd.img over their /EFI/BOOT/initrd.img
The only real difference is that you are using elilo to boot the installation busybox instead of lilo. That should means that, apart from some strange bios firmware configurations, or particular tweeks of the installation scripts (elilo/lilo step), no testing is required (well, actually all the testing required has already been done by the slackware team). And you can use a virtual machine to check if it works.
mimosa wrote:It would be much appreciated if you were able to help with testing when there is a version to test. One of the reasons this is so difficult is there are many different scenarios, so the greater the number of testers, the more comprehensive the solution.
Sadly, I need my only machine, a uefi laptop, to always be in working condition, since i use it to make a living. Therefore I can only run a complete installation test on virtual machine (virtualbox), while I have no problems in trying and booting the iso on the real machine (althoug i will go no further than the keymap menu). And I will gadly do so.
May the Slack be with you,