OK, I'm a complete idiot: I just installed Linux on my Sony XG-39K laptop and when I boot the computer, I get
"L 00 00 00 00" .... repeat forever.
The machine also has Win2000 on it, but I'm unable to get to anything. Before the goof, I had Boot Magic. I was expecting the RedHat to ask me where I wanted to install LILO, but it never happened and I'm sure it put it in the MBR, where it ain't supposed to be. So I think my problem is that my MBR has been corrupted by LILO and Boot Magic is confused.
NOW, THE BAD NEWS: I don't have any backup diskettes --- In a fit of insanity, I chose not to make any boot disks, for linux, boot magic, OR partition magic. I am able to boot off of the Linux CD, but I think I'm just looking at the directory structure on the CD, not my computer.
Someone give me some hope!