Re: lilo setup
On Sat, 19 Sep 1998, Richard Heller wrote:
>I just installed Debian Linux and have some questions about lilo. I used
>Linux a few years ago and the way lilo worked then was that when you
>booted the machine, you got a LILO: prompt and then could type linux, dos,
>or whatever to boot the desired operating system. There was also a way to
>have it not time out so that it would just sit there until you told it
>which one to boot. I would like to have that same sort of thing setup
>now, but that doesn't seem to be the default anymore.
look at the lilo manual pages. you probably need to tweak the timeout=
>When I installed lilo, it requires that the shift key be held down for
>the lilo boot prompt to come up, which can best be described as
>"annoying", and for some reason it won't boot linux for me. Instead of
>entering a name for the OS to load, it wants a partition number and the
>only one it lets me use is my Win98 partition.
if you press <tab> it lists the labels it knows about. each one of these
is defined in /etc/lilo.conf
>Does anyone know how to set up lilo the way I described? I basically want
>the LILO prompt to come up when I boot my machine, I don't want it to time
>out, and I want to be able to enter english names for the different OS's I
>want to load (of which there are two, Linux and Win98).
man lilo.conf should give you all you need to make it do this....
| oOOooO / firstname.lastname@example.org
--| oOobodoO / We're just two lost souls, swimming in a
--| ooOoOo / fish bowl, year after year. Running over
| II / the same old ground, what have we found,
| II / The same old fears. Wish you were Here.
- lilo setup
- From: Richard Heller <email@example.com>