Bug#1230: lilo-1.3.11 bootdisk 25th July fails
I experienced similar problems when I installed debian from the 0.93R6
prerelease disk set early in August. After autoprobing the Buslogic controller
the machine silently hanged. I succeeded only after making my own boot disk
with a tailored kernel.
My hardware configuration is similar to yours, except that the single IDE disk
is enabled. This occured with 2 different revisions of the 1542B board.
Looks like the Buslogic autoprobing is disturbing the 1542B setup.