I am stuck with lilo failing with the read-only system error and so far nothing that I have found on the web has helped.

quick background:

  • using a machine which had Ubuntu Intrepid installed on the HDD
  • booted off of a BT3 live CD
  • used QTparted to delete the ubuntu partions
  • went successfully through every step of the tut until lilo

right now when I try to boot off of the HDD, GRUB loader throws an error (15) and that's it.
Lilo comes back with:
Fatal: creat /boot/map~: Read-only file system

can somebody help me with this please?

PS: I don't intend to use the laptop for anything else so BT3 should use the whole HDD. no need for any other partions etc.