Originally Posted by BraveUlysses
Depends on airplane configuration and model but generally they are mounted to the door.
sorry, posted that from my phone and mixed up the message. here's the long version- if the door is opened while armed, the slide is integrated with the floor during door opening so that it is extracted from its container (in the door on my present equipment) and left hanging in the open doorway. it should inflate itself as the door opens but failing that there are manual inflation handles. if it's not prudent to open a particular emergency exit then you can pull the slide pouch out of the door and deploy it elsewhere.
overwing exit and emer cabin exits slides are stored in the fuselage near the trailing edge of the wing and in the floor respectively