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slackware 13.1 installed successfully, but boot failed

Hi there,
spent the whole day trying to figure this out myself...but finally bowing down and asking for help!
Oh, and I'm new to Linux.

Successfully  installed slackware 13.1 on a HP ProLiant DL380, with a RAID5 configuration. But once I reboot, the screen stays at the following stage and doesn't proceed(the cursor keeps blinking.)

Attempting boot from Hard Drive (C:)
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If I boot from the Installation DVD, I can see the following partitions:

Device                               boot   start    end       blocks            id      system
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1                       1         245       999584          82      Linux swap
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2             *         146   34866    141253680      83          Linux

Googled about this, and seems like quite a few people are having this problem. But couldn't find any suitable solution. Has anyone came across this?
Please suggest.

 
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Look like the system is installed, but the bootloader (grub or lilo) hasn't.
Have a look at this about (re)-installing grub - http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/sdeg/grub.htm

I'm sure there'll be similar things for lilo if you'd prefer that
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Yes, I know it is a problem with the bootloader. :)
Have been doing some research and figured that out.
I dont want to install GRUB yet. I want to understand LILO.
Could you please suggest something?
I've not used lilo in years, so I can only point you to others - but here's a starting point:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-installation-40/how-to-run-lilo-from-install-dvd-to-reinstall-lilo-to-mbr-804669/
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found the solution myself.
letting the community know what the solution is.
h'asnt given any points to myself.