Originally Posted by djre
i think i wasn't able to install one as i can't find anything in /boot...
does the default install of slackware really not include kernel?
I've not yet used Slackware, but I can't imagine that the default (or any!) install doesn't include a kernel! Make sure you are looking at the actual Slackware partition(s) and not at the installation disk's filesystem. If you have the Slackware "/" partition mounted at (for example) /mnt/hda1, then you need to look at /mnt/hda1/boot. If this directory is empty, my guess is that Slackware installed the /boot directory on its own partition (a common -- but not required -- way to do things). If so, Slackware would mount this partition at /boot when it booted.
If you still can't find anything, see if you can get to a GRUB command prompt from the live DVD. I think
you can do this by doing what you've already done (minus grubconfig
) and then typing grub
. The prompt should look like grub>
. If you can get to this prompt, type
and post the results. You can exit grub
with the command quit
EDIT: following my example above, you can look at /mnt/hda1/etc/fstab to look to see if Slackware will mount anything at /boot and if so what partition it will use.