I can't add anything to LILO, as far as I know, because I boot from the installation CD and I don't think you can add any parameters to
linux root=/dev/hda6 ro
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
This computer has Vista and Vista no longer uses a boot.ini file, so the way we used to be able to add Linux to the XP boot loader is no longer an option. I would not dare put anything in the MBR because if anything goes wrong, I don't know how to restore the old MBR. There is no recovery console, so no way to run
I do have a program called EasyBCD, I think, that is supposed to be a graphical interface to the new boot table in Vista. Once VL goes Final, I'll look into setting up a dual boot. But first I have to make sure I can recover if anything goes wrong. I would NOT want to run the Recovery DVD that came with the computer and have to set up everything all over. I don't have any image-file software that is Vista compatible. I know I could do a dd command from a LiveCD and duplicate the whole drive, but the geekiness level surpasses where I'm at and I'd have to spend time knowing what I'm doing before I'd entrust the farm to something I'm not sure of.