Ahh looks like the old, "I cant find my second part" lilo problem.. Have you made a setting in the lilo.conf global section that looks like:
i did cfdisk /dev/hda and removed to boot option from it and the did cfdisk /dev/hdb and but the boot option on it .
i installed lilo in the mbr of /dev/hda and it still gave me 01010101010101 all down the screen!!!! *WTF!!!!
It should tell lilo, when the bios returns with "first bootable device" ie 0x80 code, that lilo should look for /dev/hdb, else lilo, as default, will allways look at /dev/hda..
Samething goes, if you have a scsi/ide mangled system, and you primarily boot of the scsi HD, but the ide is set as /dev/hda....