Slackware 13.37… I Couldn’t Wait

I spent the last day or so wiping/reformatting/reinstalling… SLACKWARE!

I’ve done this so many times since v9.x, that I’ve got it down to the proverbial art form. I initially tried for a tandem upgrade –> 13.0 to 13.1 and then on to 13.37. It sorta’ almost worked. I was having Nouveau/Nvidia issues with 13.1 and again with 13.37; I could boot both to the command line, though. I really borked up 13.37 when I made a error somewhere compiling my kernel. Oh well…

I wiped it all away with a few commands and installed nice and fresh… the way it’s meant to be done. It took me the better part of yesterday and today to get it all up and running the way I like it. All’s well, though. I’m in 13.37. Weeeeee!


Now, I just have to sit and wait for it to go final. That ought to just take a few more days. Once that happens, a little modification of my mirrors file and I should be good to go.

Thank YOU, Pat V… and ALL the acolytes!

Have fun!


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  • Zhirow  On March 23, 2011 at 21:49

    Although it’s good that you’ve got everything running nice and smooth, I can’t help but think had this been Windows, it would’ve read more like a bitchfest about having to finally do a clean install after all these other problems, as opposed to this relatively innocuous summation of your upgrade routine.

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On March 24, 2011 at 07:05

      Well, Zhirow…

      In my experience, there is a big difference. With MS Windows, the problems that required the clean installs and brought about the cloud of naughty words wafting out of the windows of my house, were 99.99% of the time caused by Windows in some way or another. With Linux, using stable distributions, I’ve found that 99.99% of the time problems or issues with upgrades, etc. were brought about by ME. I have rarely ever (really can’t recall one in particular) had one of my Linux systems fail on its own. They have always needed encouragement from the idiot at the keyboard to fail.

      No software is perfect. I don’t want to be painted as being anti-any-other-OS-than-Linux. I’m not a fanboy like that. Microsoft initiated or inspired many marvelous things in the world of computing, as did Commodore or Texas Instruments or IBM. Contrary to popular anti-MS fanatics, MS is not the evil computer empire. They’re just another for-profit business doing what for-profit businesses do… make profit. I choose to no longer use their products for my primary computing needs because I’m happier with other products (GNU/Linux, Open Source); not because I hate MS’s products.

      I do like to tease about MS, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Regards, and thanks for reading/commenting.


  • mitsos  On April 1, 2011 at 12:54

    Come on, the are a _little_ evil, at least. You can’t take that away from them…

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