From your post I don't think we are talking about the same thing. I am doing a full install to a harddrive. In which case bootinst.bat will not help. However it sounds to me like you are having the same problem as me. in the lilo.conf file add the line The_Denv gave me.
Originally Posted by Blackrose
append="root=/dev/sdb2 rootdelay=10 nomce quiet"