It's just how lilo works.
There is a hint in the manpage as to a case you may want to be in a
different directory other than your / directory (the -r switch, which
does a chroot to the dir you specify). The example given where this may
be useful is if you are repairing a setup from a boot floppy.
> It seems to me that everytime I upgraded or installed a new
> version of the lilo, the configuration would also failed unless
> the currect directory is at root ('/').
> Any idea why and/or fixes? TIA!
Ours is not to reason why, just to get on with it!!!
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