hmm well that actually appears to have worked, but now i get an error when i run sbin/lilo
Fatal: creat /boot/map~: Read-only file system
that is the exact spelling.
Im about to just give up, I had no idea it would be this much of a task to get this computer booting off the harddrive.
its extreamly agitating that i cant even get onto the DSL board and i cant find a single other person who has even remotely the same problem as i do.
Ive downloaded and made another copy of the distro and it has the same problems, neither one has the mkliloboot like it says im supposed to do.
what about GRUB? would that work for what im trying to do?
if so how do i set it up?