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That's a great idea! The notebook thing has come up a few times, I'm happy to hear when people have those.
Ok, since you do have a seperate /boot partition, that's great. You don't have to worry about things, just make sure that you use that as the /boot mount point on all distros you install on that box. Then, when you need to make changes to lilo you'll have to boot into Debian (the easy way) OR chroot into debian's root directory ( / ) and run lilo from there (a bit harder until you do it ).
So during the slack install, when it finds your partitions, don't let it format your /boot one, but make sure it recognizes that as the /boot mount point (I hope that makes sense ).
Hey, that makes perfect sense. I remember when both RH9 and Debian asked those questions. Cause I kept going back to see why I couldn't select ReiserFS at that point It's 8:30 p.m. here, so I may not finish ther kernel compile until tomorrow morning. Still pondering something I'll ask you in the other thread.
That's how I'm doing with my Linux install. Try it, break it, ask about it, fix it, make it work, happily use it, go on to the next issue. Well, I just made some coffee - kernel compile sounds like an all nighter! Will reward myself with some ice cream with my daughter and wife, and then start compiling my first Debian kernel.