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If you can boot your linux system. Either install lilo using liloconfig or edit /etc/lilo.conf, both require that you rerun lilo (/sbin/lilo). Simplest way to fiddle with the bootloader without breaking anything is insatlling to a floppy.
If you want grub instead of lilo download from here (thats what I did when I needed a more tweakable bootloader than lilo).
If you cant boot your linux system boot from the install CD with something similar to bare.i root=hda2 noinitrd ro
Where you replace bare.i with your kernel of choice and hda2 with your root partition. This lets you start the linux system and you can install lilo or grub as you wish.
Did you install lilo/grub to the slackware root partition (the superblock). If so, you can boot into slackware off of a boot disk (if you made one) or the install CD. You need to get the first 512 bytes of the Linux root partition and store it on the Windows XP partition. Follow the instructions (from the link I posted above) under the section:
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 (AMD64 Desktop, HP ZV5120US & IBM T20 Laptops) Suse 10.1 (IBM T23 Laptop)
There should be a easy way, but unless you can boot into Slack, I'm afraid I can't help. I have had many multi-boot setups installed including NT4, 2K, and XP. I haven't ever used grub as a boot loader though.
Did you make a boot floppy during the install?
and can you get into your slackware at all?
If you can't, you might want to download a live cd, (knoppix, or Slackware 10.0 disk 2) and try and look at your hard drive contents just to be sure which partition is /
If you use SW 10.0 disk 2, you can just hit return at the boot prompt and let it load,
then post the output of fdisk -l (fdisk -small L ) it should tell you what each partition is.
I noticed that you didn't list a swap partition, could that be the problem? ( anyone else? )
Why don't you just install LILO to MBR? It will add Windows automatically.
If you really installed Slack, just boot with Install CD, set up /dev/hda2 as your / without formatting, and finally jump to step "Configure system".