Notes

Partitions

The supplied disk images have the boot partition on partition 1, the swap partition on partition 2, and the root partition on partition 3. However, other distributions have the root partition on partition 2 and the swap partition on partition 3. Our partitioning scheme makes it much easier to resize the root partition when you install Slackware ARM :P

You are free to use other partitioning schemes. Partitions up to mmcblk0p7 are supported by the driver. There have also been reports of success with the root partition on USB attached storage. Be sure to put the correct device name for your root partition in the 'rootdev=' clause in the file /boot/cmdline.txt.

After upgrading the kernel_raspi package, there may be a new file named /boot/cmdline.txt.new. You should compare this with your existing cmdline.txt file and merge any changes as appropriate.

config.txt

For information about this file, see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt. There are options to control video (which you may need to adjust if you are using a consumer TV as the display), booting, and overclocking.

After upgrading the raspi-boot package, there may be a new file named /boot/config.txt.new. You should compare this with your existing config.txt file and merge any changes as appropriate.

initrd.gz

It is possible to use a separate initrd.gz file on the Pi; it does not have to be built into the kernel. To do this, copy the initrd.gz file to /boot, then edit /boot/config.txt to include these lines

ramfsfile=initrd.gz
ramfsaddr=0xa00000
and edit /boot/cmdline.txt to add the parameter
initrd=0xa00000,0x279dfd
(replacing 0x279dfd with the hexadecimal size in bytes of your initrd.gz file).

See the file /boot/README.initrd for more information about running mkinitrd on the Raspberry Pi.