my wife has no interest in using slackware, she likes XP just fine. this will be a dual booting machine and i am reading slackbook now as recommended. I am more familiar with grub and have installed lilo once if ever.
If Slackware is to be the only operating system on your computer, simple should work just fine for you. If you are dual-booting, the expert option is a better choice. See Section 7.3 for more information on dual-booting. The third option, do not install, is not recommended unless you know what you're doing and have a very good reason for not installing LILO. If you are performing an expert install, you will be given a choice as to where LILO will be put. You may place LILO in the MBR (Master Boot Record) of your hard drive, in the superblock of your root Linux partition, or on a floppy disk.
i am assuming the expert option will let me create the boot floppy on floppy but not on a cd or USB?
i am thinking that would be my best option as then the computer will have the XP MBR and slackware will be 'hidden' completely unless the boot disk is inserted. if i cant create a boot cd at this time i can make a boot floppy and then copy that to cd or usb?
or would it just be easier to install lilo to one of those media seprately and just skip the step?