With some help from Rax's post & results, this is what I did.
I booted using my Slackware install cd.
I used the kernel bare.i and pointed it to my linux drive.
I then mounted the linux drive with:
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt
That worked so I edited lilo.conf change the windows partition to /dev/hda1 and the linux partition to /dev/hdb1
I then ran lilo -C /mnt/etc/lilo.conf
Then I ran lilo -M /dev/hda
because I still booted right up into windows.
I also made the same changes to the /dev locations in fstab.
Once I did that , I set my bios to boot from my linux disk (hd1) to get into lilo. From there, I can choose Linux or Windows. Both boot just fine.
Thanks for the help. Linux forums are the best forums. Extremely newbie friendly. Without forums like this one, lin-noobs like myself would be screwed or stuck with Darth Gates.
Next order of business. Get my linux box on the homenetwork.