I have a similar problem.
I tried to install ZL 4.4.1 and it all went smooth until the end, when it asks for LILO install.
In automatic mode I try to install on MBR on /dev/sda, and it hanged at first. For a few minutes, until I lost my patience.
I reinstalled it and went for expert LILO install. Same thing.
Again, expert install, and wanted to install LILO on floppy. I got a long error message, that it could not be installed.
Again, tried to install on MBR, this time I get same error as above.
I slipped in Mdk 9 install CD, as I use it to recover the Windows boot when it's the case. I get an error that it cannot repair a damn thing.
Now, on this system I had PCLinuxOS and DreamLinux, and they all ran like a charm.
The system is a P3@1.3GHz w/ a Intel 815 chipset, with a 250GB IDE HDD and an IDE 40GB where I keep among others the Linux installs too. the 250GB made some problems, as it flollows:
- the BIOS is set to Auto/Auto for this IDE device, and it sees it as a 136 GB HDD.
- when I got the HDD I wanted to install Win XP on it. No luck, the setup just hanged. I installed Win 2k, which installed without a glitch (sic). Then I upgraded to Win XP without a problem, and installed the latest Intel drivers for the chipset.
- after thet I did installs of PCLinuxOS and later of DreamLinux, which ran w/ no problem.
I'll try to install either PCLinuxOS or Vector tonight, but just was curious about Zenwalk