When I installed VL 6.0 on my Acer Inspire w/ Win7, I first used lilo on the MBR. I too don't like having to remember to run lilo everytime I make a change to lilo.conf. Since VL installs grub, it was easy enough to run grubconfig and install grub on the MBR. I chain-load Win7, but use grub to directly boot VL. Grub works just fine with Win7, even though I don't use it (Win7) any more.