I had to force the geometry with an hd= line. See the bootprompt howto
for the various formats
> i would also like to see sample lilo.conf files for booting from
> hard disk with two compact flash cards installed. i am also
> having trouble getting lilo to work.
I've never been able to do this in Linux or otherwise. The 2nd flash stops
the bios configuring the hard disk so it becomes a PCMCIA device and works
fine via pcmcia-cs but not directly