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Have been trying to add a new install of Slackware on a separate HD to my current system of W98 and Mandrake. Problem is I get a kernel panic when I load Slackware from LILO on hda, but get a normal boot of it when I use the floppy I made at install. Have tried all sorts of combinations, but either get the kernel panic, or it seems the kernel loading with Slack tries to load the modules from the Mandrake disc, which just freezes the system. Here is a copy of the LILO residing on hda, which contains W98. Old Mandrake installed on hde, new Slack on hdb1.
I believe the answer is that you need vmlinuz and initrd.img in the boot folder on your slackware disk. I know you said that there were no such files there. Wonder how one would get them then? What I've done in the past is to copy those files to the Mandrake /boot folder. Unless I'm mistaken that worked for me when I was booting Redhat, Mandrake and Windows. Right now I'm only using Mandrake and Windows with grub. Hope this message at least points you in the right direction.