/sbin/lilo -v output:
LILO version 220.127.116.11, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2003 John Coffman
Released 20-Aug-2003 and compiled at 19:15:26 on Aug 25 2003.
Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda1
Warning: Partition 1 on /dev/hda is not marked Active.
Using MENU secondary loader
Mapping message file /boot/boot_message.txt
Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz
Added Linux *
Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0301 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.
boot_message.txt (I haven't tried deleting the DOS line here, but I tried deleting the message line from lilo.conf to no avail. I was expecting none of this text to be present at boot):
Welcome to the LILO Boot Loader!
Please enter the name of the partition you would like to boot
at the prompt below. The choices are:
DOS - DOS or Windows (FAT/FAT32 partition)
Linux - Linux (Linux native partition)
I'm dual booting with windows xp and have one hard drive. There are four partitions: hda1 is Linux, hda2 is ntfs, hda3 is swap, and hda4 is the vfat partition in question with no operating system installed on it yet insists on presenting itself in the lilo boot menu. hda2 is the partition flagged bootable for the xp boot loader.