slackware64 14.1: not able to install LILO to MBR; not able to boot from USB drive.
I just installed slackware64 14.1 today, and during configuration, LILO failed to install to the MBR. Luckily (or so I thought), I had created a USB boot drive. When I rebooted my machine with the USB boot drive in, I get an error message saying something about this is not a bootable drive, please insert bootable floppy... I do not remember the exact text.
Why did LILO not install to the MBR?
Why did the USB boot drive not boot linux?
Lenovo Thinkpad T530
Core i7-3520M @ 2900 MHz
16 GB RAM
Windows 7 Professional installed on first half of drive.
slackware64 14.1 installed on second half of drive.
/SYSTEM_DRV == /dev/sda1 (bootable)
/Windows7_OS == /dev/sda2
/Lenovo_Recovery == /dev/sda3
/ == /dev/sda5 (bootable)
SWAP == /dev/sda6
Previously had slackware64 14 installed with Windows 7 Professional dual boot system and LILO on MBR. Same partitioning scheme as above.
Thank you for reading.