ok, I just recompiled my kernel to 2.4.8 and it boot up fine the first time, then i went and changed my lilo around a bit so i could have vga=791 instead of vga=normal. Well after doing this my screen goes black after the lilo prompt so I put in my original boot floppy to get going again. Now when i boot up with the floppy it says that there are bad or dupe inodes (maybe it said sectors) on /dev/hda1 and then asks if i want to log into single user mode, so I do. In single user mode its only read-only, and I remember reading somewhere theres a way to make it read-write but I can't find it any more, and now theres no way I can change my lilo back to vga=normal.
So I suppose my questions is, how do I change my lilo.conf?