Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
After the screen goes blank is the HDD still working, does it sound like the system is booting up normally, but you're just not seeing it ? In which case I would recommend that during the lilo install phase choose to boot to VGA console not framebuffer.
To restore the mbr simply re-install lilo from the install disk.
Thanks for the response. There are no signs that it is booting at all which is what made me suspect the MBR. It simply says loading linux.......... then goes blank with no disk activity.
Slackware installs LILO with the VGA console by default so I know it's not a unsupported screen resolution.
I just realized that when I cancelled the package installation I missed the step to install LILO as I believe that comes after packages are installed. Thanks TeXMex!