Originally posted by Chalnoth
Well, it doesn't sound like you're having the problems I was having, but I'll throw this out there anyway.
When I attempted to boot off of a boot partition, I found it impossible unless I placed the boot partition closer to the front of the drive. After doing that there were no problems.
This sounds more like the 8GB boot limit, which has been taken care of in recent versions of LILO with the "lba32" parameter.