Serial Help
Step 1:
Add serial=0 to lilo.conf.  This enabling viewing the boot sequence.
Step 2:
Add console=ttyS0,9600n8 to the boot options for the kernel
eg: append="console=ttyS0,9600n8"
Step 3:
Add ttyS0 to the /etc/securetty file
Step 4:
co:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty ttyS0 9600 vt100
to the /etc/inittab file
Step 5:
Ensure to enable console access in the .config file.
Step 6:
Sometimes (so I've read) the message line in the lilo.conf file can screw
up the boot sequence.  Remove it if there are problems.