I'm not a big fan of lilo but as far as I know, yes, lilo will still work even if you delete /etc/lilo.conf or you Slackware partition. Unlike grub which reads its config file every time it loads, lilo embeds it's configuration inside the bootsector. That's why everytime you make a change to lilo.conf, you have to run lilo again so that it reinstalls with the new configuration.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think during winnt4/2k/xp installation, the nt boot loader is only installed in the bootsector of the first accessable active partition it finds, the MBR is replaced by a standard MBR that simply boots the active partition.
If your lilo is inside MBR and you want to remove it, you can use "fdisk /mbr" commmand with any dos bootdisk that has the fdisk utility. The fdisk /mbr command does not wipe out the MBR, it just restores it to a standard one mentioned before.
To sum it up, when your MBR is a standard one, and your nt loader is installed in the active partition, windows will load.
If you want to install lilo to a floppy disk, simply edit your /etc/lilo.conf , and change the boot option to boot=/dev/fd0
then run lilo, it'll then install itself to the floppy disk.
Last edited by Demonbane; 10-02-2003 at 01:35 AM.