Thanks. I hope I am clear. I am still in mint. It is VL that is not recognised. Will try to mount VL from inside Mint. Have also just downloaded the Super Grub Disk to try it. Will be back hopefully with good news
Looking at what you entered, I'm not sure if you made a typo when entering it here, or in your Mint menu.lst.
title Vector LInux
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinux-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/hda2 ro splash=silent
It should be vmlinuz, not vmlinux.
If you are using Grub, you should skip installing Lilo - no need for it at all. Just add an entry for Vector, as you have above (
but a correct one...) and that should work fine. I use one copy of Grub to boot 4 different Linux distributions at the moment.