I'm struggling here. Just spent the weekend familiarizing myself with Linux and getting Slack 9.0 installed. Upon my very 1st HD boot, GRUB v. 1.5 begins loading and immediately ceases, displaying the rather uninformative "Error 15"
HD configuration is as follows: Two IDE drives. Slave is FAT32 with a bunch of data files. Master is partitioned into hda1(Linux swap) and hda2(filesystem). I really thought I had the install procedures down. Everything went smoothly and now this!
So what does Error 15 mean, anway? Google tells me something about "missing files."
Another oddity, why is GRUB trying to boot my system in the first place? I had been under the impression that LILO was slackware's bootloader of choice. Indeed, I configured it during the install!
Does the answer lie in the MBR. Should I have told LILO to take residence there during the install, rather than in the "super user blocks" (?)
I haven't a clue on this one. I don't have a floppy, so the only way I can even get past the two lines that GRUB gives me during a HD boot is to re-insert the slackware installation CD.
Any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.