I just changed lilo to write to the linux partition, not the MBR, and I'm running the other suspend to disk partition creator tool, since the dell-laptop FAQ since that all I8K laptops aren't the same and have different BIOSes, so you have to try both utilities. Anyway, this one didn't tell me what it was doing and isn't giving me any progress. I have this bad feeling that I'm going to be totally screwed when it's done... it's probably overwriting partitions it's not supposed to.
I might be rebuilding my laptop tonight.
I once wrote a program on my TI-85 three times because I kept accidentally clearing it. I was going too fast in the VARS delete menu, trying to free memory. This was on a family vacation road-trip around the US ... each time I wrote it it went faster and I improved it a bunch, but it still sucked. Rebuilding my laptop tonight would suck.