My previous experience with partitioning has taught me to be very cautious when attempting it. My harddisk is set up like this:
Partition 1 - 30MB FAT32 drive - contains autoexec.bat and boot.ini and all that jazz
Partition 2 - 75GB NTFS drive with no OS (used to have Windows 2k but I deleted it since it stopped booting for some odd M$ reason)
Partition 3 - 73GB NTFS with XP Pro
I'm planning on deleting partition 2 and installing Vector there. In theory, will this work without fail (IE, will XP's boot entry automatically be put into Lilo and I will be able to boot XP from Lilo without trouble)?
You might want to take a look at my HowTo on using the XP boot loader to start VectorLinux. It's here:http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=1073.msg6559#msg6559
It's very easy, very reliable, and you can be sure XP will start, as well as VL. If you have a floppy drive, a floppy disk is the safest place to install LILO. But if you don't (like many people today), the XP boot loader is an excellent alternative.