If you're still in trouble after the replies above; mention which Linux distro you were planning to install/have installed.
For instance, I use the latest Debian-distro. When I install this using the DebCD it just asks
if I want to use LILO. It can't get any ez'r...
P.S.>> How did you ever came up with the idea that installing LILO on the MBR would delete windh00s? I'm also quite new to Linux, but the assumption seems a bit illogical ...captain... :P