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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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by:kent545
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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?
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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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finally made it to work!
Here is an excellent guide to install slackware on a DL380 by 'Ram'.
Needed to follow the steps after no. 42

link: http://www.megalinux.net/installing-slackware-10-on-a-dl380/#comment-5537
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by:kent545
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found the solution myself.
letting the community know what the solution is.
h'asnt given any points to myself.
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