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Ok, I have a new HDD in my Compaq machine, and I decided to kill RedHat and try out Slackware 8.1, just to see if I liked it. Well, I pop in the CD, and off we go. It actually wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be (). There was one interesting quirk, I couldn't get Slackware to recognise a floppy that I put in. It kept telling me to put in new media, or make sure that the floppy wasn't write protected. Any ideas on how to fix that? Well, I just assumed that I would get it working later, and completed the install. When I rebooted, however, I ran into some issues. Basically, my machine just sat there and said Grub.... GRUB was my old boot loader, so I just figured that something went wrong on the install, and re-installed. I still can't get it to see my Floppy drive. Now, it says "LI", I presume because it is trying to load LILO. Anyway, the system just hangs there. Any ideas on what to do to fix that?
Fix your /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo again, that should fix your boot problems. On the fd: it can't recognize any floppy? Or is it just bad media? Take a look at dmesg to see if it recognizes your fd at all.
OHHHH! I see what I did! *I bask in n00b achievement!* I think that I didn't make the partition bootable, as described here. I hope that fixies it! (I had it in the MBR, but I didn't make /dev/hdb2 bootable)