3) Lilo installs just fine on the MBR - I use this in a dual boot with XP, the config is done during installation. The auto lilo install option didn't work for me but the expert mode is simple - you just select the name of the partition and the label you want to call it (don't include any spaces in the labels), and if you're dual booting select the option to wait an unlimited time so a menu will be displayed.
EDIT: if it doens't work properly and you can't get to windows load a dos startup disk end enter the command FDISK /MBR - this will re-write the windows MBR. Make sure you make a boot disk in case lilo doesn't work
4) The partitions will be formatted when you select them during the install and the os installed on them
5) Yeh the usb.s kernel (NOTE: this is the one for SCSI and USB - if you have IDE harddisks use usb.i) will just initialise the USB on your motherboard at startup - it doesn't matter if you don't have anything attached.
Last edited by UKer; 09-12-2002 at 07:18 AM.