Welcome to the LQ Slackware forum zarb!
You should know that this Installation
subgroup gets less traffic than the main Slackware
forum. Since it's been a day and none of the helpful, friendly Slackware first responders has replied yet I'll give you some information that may help get you make progress with your problem. The following is just to get you to boot Slackware, not to install it.
Let me mention that I have no knowledge about the your computer model or its CPU. Below are general comments regarding Slackware.
Originally Posted by zarb
or to say it a different way, when I enter "mount root=/dev/sda1" at the LILO prompt, the system response is "No such image. [Tab] shows a list."
At the boot
: prompt if
you are not
going to just hit ENTER and take the defaults, then the first argument must be the kernel you want to load. If you're using the 32 bit version of Slackware then this would be either hugesmp.s or huge.s. Try huge.s
in case your CPU is older or non-standard in some way.
If that doesn't work try to turn off some features that have historically caused problems on some systems. At the boot prompt type...
boot: huge.s acpi=off noapic nomodeset
boot: hugesmp.s acpi=off noapic nomodeset
Note that acpi
are two different settings. The are spaces between the arguments but no spaces in the "acpi=off" argument.
Hopefully using the 32bit version of Slackware using the huge.s kernel and turning off one or more features will enable you to boot to a root@slackware:/#
If you get the system to boot here a couple of commands that may be helpful if you're not familiar with the hardware in your computer.
cat /proc/cmdline - Shows Arguments used in boot if you forgot
cat /proc/cpuinfo - Displays information about the CPU
cat /proc/meminfo - Displays information about the memory
Other Slackware forum members will eventually scan this subgroup and perhaps offer better advice and perhaps some links to documentation that will help in your situation.