Posted by: Anonymous
on December 24, 2008 02:13 PM
With slackware, it is ALWAYS a good idea to read the included documentation before installing it. The CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT file, in particular, is very helpful.
It states: "Use one of the provided generic kernels for daily use. Do not report
bugs until/unless you have reproduced them using one of the stock
generic kernels. You will need to create an initrd in order to boot
the generic kernels - see /boot/README.initrd for instructions."
By not making the initrd process part of the installation, Slackware users get a chance to customize which modules they want loaded when using one of the generic kernels.
Having said that, the nice thing about Slackware is that there aren't a lot of fatal errors. People should feel free to dig into the installation, setup, and various aspects of running Slackware. Pretty much any mistake can be recovered without needed to reinstall the whole thing.
The Slackware forum as Linuxquestions.org is the official support forum. The people there are top-notch, exceptionally helpful, and very friendly.