I installed Slackware and when there were 3 options regarding LILO I believe I took the third, b/c that's what was selected. I think it said the other 2 were safer. My mistake.
I would have tried slackware but I hear it's significantly harder to configure and use than other newbie-friendlier distros and I had OpenSUSE before and I want it back. I tried now twice to install it, however, but the Slackware LILO remains in place.
I even tried repartitioning and formatting the hard drive as part of the process.
What should I do now? After installing OpenSUSE, LILO kicks in and tries to run Slackware and then I get:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)
If it helps I have lying around here Ubuntu, Mandriva, Debian and PCLinuxOS install CDs, all brand newly burned.