< debian's new beta installer has some new device naming schemes
I am not familiar with the debian distribution, or what the device naming scheme is. However, when you install the linux system, it should indicate what the device is called when you create the root (/) partition. Install lilo to the same partition.
>also the new installer did not give me an option to mount my fat32 partition
Here is an entry from my fstab. I changed the user and group name.
/dev/sdc5 /mnt/win_c4 vfat umask=007,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,uid=hasan,gid=hasan 0 0
I could of instead, used the [I]users[I/] option instead of a particular user or group id. Note that I used an actual user name instead of looking up the corresponding uid & gid numbers in the /etc/passwd file.
For details or more options, enter [B]info mount[B/]
Also, there may be a graphical tool which would allow you to mount your fat32 partition.