On Saturday 06 January 2001 16:38, Marc Wilson wrote:
> No, /etc/lilo.conf.old does NOT have a backup. It has a copy of a
> configuration I was using months ago. More than likely I'd made a copy of
> my configuration for some reason under that name, although I don't remember
> doing it. I do recognize the configuration in that file as being an old
> one, however. Does yours not overwrite a .old file if it finds one? Why
> was a backup necessary in the first place? I wasn't asked if I wanted my
The following command is used:
mv /etc/lilo.conf /etc/lilo.conf.old
Unless some of the files were immutable then it should have been renamed.
The shell was run with -e so if it couldn't be renamed then the entire
process should have aborted.
The only way I can imagine for you to have an old copy of your data in
/etc/lilo.conf.old is if you had old data in /etc/lilo.conf !
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