Originally Posted by Raines
Hi, I just got a computer from a friend. I put my old Hard Drive in it which has Slackware, but I cant get it to boot up. Help please!
Western Digital SATA HD
Hi Raine, Welcome to LQ!
Slackware installation has the option to install or not to install the boot loader; now, as far as you can remember "did you install Lilo bootloader or not"?
Please post us the answers to this question first:
1. What version of Slackware you have installed?
2. Did the installation give no error message? or did installation reached completion without any issue?
3. Did the installer boot your hardware without any issue?
To share my experience: I always avoided installation of Lilo because I opted for Grub bootloader (just a matter of personal choice, nothing in between, I only preferred to learn the more powerful boot loader, Grub 1 (legacy) and then today Grub 2.)
So if you did not install the grub boot loader you can boot again the installer and look for the grub2----.txz and install it this way--
~# installpkg grub2*txz <Enter>
There is also a possibility that you have installed lilo boot loader but shunned from installing it to the MBR, this way when rebooted you will miss what you just installed
Until you will let us know more about what you have done and what are the answers of above questions we wouldn't be able to help much.
Hope that helps. Good luck.