I have installed the Slackware distribution, from an Infomagic
CDROM, of Linux onto my second hard drive (nothing else on that drive).
If I start Linux from loadlin, it works just fine. However, when I first
tried to install Linux, I installed LILO onto the main hard drive (which
has two logical DOS/Windows 3.11 partitions) and tried to boot that way
-- disaster. After the usual BIOS message, I got a scrolling screenful
of 0s and 1s. Had to FDISK /MBR. After four or five tries of that, I
gave up and went to loadlin.
I am wondering if the problem is that I have Norton Desktop (with
virus-checking utils) installed on the main drive, and maybe THAT looks
at LILO as a virus? Or maybe the Norton stuff prevented LILO from
getting installed properly?
Loadlin is okay, but I would like to boot with LILO. Has anyone
using Norton virus-checking had similar problems?