Originally Posted by gabrielvc
My problem is that my computer does not have a floppy disk. I know windows will corrupt my mbr and linux no longer be bootable after I install the beast!
If you are using Slackware and your Slackware install is on the second partition. Boot to the first CD and at the prompt type "bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro". Then log in as root and type lilo. I am not sure about any of the other distributions.