There are problems with the mkbootdisk program and
the Compaq smart 2 array. The device entries for the
Compaq smart 2 array are normally in:
however mkbootdisk creates the device entry on the floppy
which causes LILO to fail silently during the install
in the "create" rescue disk area, and visibly if you try to
create a rescue floppy after the install.
fixed in latest mkbootdisk, IIRC.