Re: How does LILO work...
On Tuesday 15 October 2002 07:19, Price, Erik wrote:
> I installed Debian a few weeks ago, then installed SuSE on top of it
> (keeping the partition setup I had created during the Debian install).
> SuSE installed a boot loader for me, so that whenever I start the computer
> I get to choose between Linux and Windows (and Linux "Safe Mode", though
> I'm not familiar with that). Now I've reinstalled Debian (still keeping
> the original partition setup).
> Two questions:
> 1) If I choose Linux from the current, SuSE-installed LILO, will that
> actually boot up my new Debian installation? Or does LILO somehow
> "remember" that it's looking for SuSE? (If it matters, the LILO screen
> shows the SuSE logo still, would be nice to replace that with the Debian
lilo writes a bit out in the boot section which is how it knows what to load.
If the kernel changes you really should run lilo again. This will also
remove the SuSE logo (not sure how to get the Debian one in its place, I am
sure some searching will answer that).