Thanks a lot allend, You've really helped me with installing Slackware
i think I've done it... just a few finishing up questions : P
First of all I learned that i could boot my system by using plop boot manager, then booting to usb THEN entering the command
hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda1 rdinit- ro
So i got my first taste of Slackware! (it worked properly, i changed up the lilo.conf file to boot=/dev/sda1, yet it didn't work)
Then, I decided to try and install LILO from the setup's reconfigure option, but it turned out I could not do that anymore because i had already exited the setup!
So i formatted my partitions ...again
i reinstalled Slackware and started playing around with LILO, this is the error message i get....
Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in present system
Warning: Video adapter does not support VESA BIOS extensions needed for display of 256 colors.
Boot loader will fall back into text only operation.
Warning: Device 0x0810: inconsistent partition table, 1st entry
CHS address in PT: 0:1:1 --> LBA(62)
LBA address in PT 32 --> CHS (0:0:33)
Fatal: Either FIX-TABLE or IGNORE-TABLE must be specified, if not sure first try IGNORE-TABLE (-P ignore)
(and then it told me in human words that lilo had not been correctly installed)
I learned the hard way, that i probably could have just typed
in order to run the lilo setup without having to install Slackware all over again : (
I understood a bit of the top part of the error, so when i saw "256" colors, i figured it had something to do with my choice of the frame buffer thing!
So i tried the standard frame buffer, then 640x480x64 and THEN I tried
640x480x32 (done in expert mode)
For some reason i didn't get any error messages after it said "Installing LILO" (Of course i was installing to MBR)
Yet, when i booted i got the same grub error 15 message
Of course i felt like smashing my PC against the wall but i was patient and i booted from my plop boot-manager cd
in the options menu i tried booting from hard-drive partition 1
IT WORKED : D
I got into Slackware, it was all fine!
So, now I'm wondering, will i ALWAYS have to use the plop boot-manager CD??? or is their some other way to boot without having to use plop boot manager? Any changes i can make in bios to boot from partition 1?
BTW, because the error message mentioned some error with my partitions, heres some info
Partition 1, is a Linux type partition, EXT 4 journalism system and the flag is set to boot-able. (app. 79 Gigs)
Partition 2, is a Linux swap partition, not boot-able (app. 536 megabytes)
I installed Slackware over and over again multiple times, sometimes i would check for bad blocks, sometimes i wouldn't
In my last installation, i did not check for bad blocks, i just did a quick format!
I never got any errors about bad blocks anyways...
Sorry for the long post... Thanks again ; )