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I just installed Slackware on a second computer and it won't boot from the hard disk. It boots fine when I use the boot floppy, but not from the hard drive. I didn't have this problem with my first install of it on another computer, so I'm thinking I just did something simple wrong with my partitioning or something (although fstab looks okay). I'm hoping someone can give me some suggestion of what I might have done wrong or what to check. (And, I've tried all the things suggested by the Slackware FAQ but I don't think it's a kernel problem.)
I just installed Slackware on a second computer and it won't boot from the hard disk. It boots fine when I use the boot floppy, but not from the hard drive. I didn't have this problem with my first install of it on another computer, so I'm thinking I just did something simple wrong with my partitioning or something
Which tells me that there may be nothing wrong with the install...but you may have a bad bootloader. If the partitioning scheme would have been wrong you would not have been able to boot it from floppy.
I'm hoping someone can give me some suggestion of what I might have done wrong or what to check.
We can only help if you tell us what steps you followed? Post any errors you get. What bootloader are you using?
I tried running liloconf but got a "file or directory" not found. I do not believe LILO is actually installed on my system. There is no /etc/lilo.conf and no /sbin/lilo. So my question then becomes: can I run it from the Slackware installation CD and, if so, how do I permanently install it on my system?
It's liloconfig, not liloconf, but if lilo isn't there...
Yes, if you can get the system up & running from
CD you can quite easily (re-)install lilo from there,
too ... once the box is booted, mount the CD and
do installpkg /<cdmountpoint>/slackware/a/lilo*tgz