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Old 02-04-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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lilo on fedora core 1?


Greetings,

I just finished an installation of Fedora C1 and the only boot loader that came installed was GRUB.

Does anyone know whether LILO can be added on to the default installation of fedora? Is there a general trend toward deprecating LILO?

Thanks

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Old 02-04-2004, 02:45 PM   #2
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AFAIK it can't be added during installation unless you hacked the iso and added it, etc. You can always install it after the fact though most likely!
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:53 PM   #3
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so there exists a LILO rpm ready for Fedora? nice...can you point me to where it is tricky?

Thanks a bunch!

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Old 02-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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so there exists a LILO rpm ready for Fedora? nice...can you point me to where it is tricky?

Thanks a bunch!

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I didn't necessarily say "RPM ready for Fedora" but I'm sure there are and or you can always install by other means, tar.gz, etc.

www.google.com/linux as I don't have a link off the top of my head!
 
Old 02-04-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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thanks trickykid....if anyone knows of a lilo download that has been used/tested on fedora, I sure would appreciate it.

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Old 02-04-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
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[root@localhost root]# yum list lilo
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Released Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Looking in Available Packages:
Name Arch Version Repo
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
lilo i386 21.4.4-24 base

Looking in Installed Packages:
Name Arch Version Repo
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


And, if you wanted to load the rpm, enter "yum install lilo" as root, and it'll do it for you.

Remember, always run "lilo" after modifying lilo.conf!

(don't do like me...edit lilo.conf, reboot, wonder why nothing was different, get back to a prompt, run lilo, reboot again.....)
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:05 AM   #7
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thanks trickykid....if anyone knows of a lilo download that has been used/tested on fedora, I sure would appreciate it.

zepplin611
Its Linux last time I checked, any later version of Lilo will or should work.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:29 PM   #8
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trickykid,

my follow-up question is: once lilo is installed, how can i "un-installed grub" (i.e. switch boot-loaders to lilo)? Thanks!

and i will remember to run "lilo" at the prompt!

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Old 02-10-2004, 07:17 PM   #9
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tricky kid...

again, how do i un-install grub to be sure lilo is the boot-loader that runs at boot time?

Thanks

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Old 02-10-2004, 07:28 PM   #10
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When you run the command "lilo" as root; it will overwrite the MBR, and remove GRUB from active play.....

You'll still have GRUB on the system, and you can switch back and forth for testing....

And, when you're playing around with boot loaders, be SURE to have a rescue floppy handy!
 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:04 PM   #11
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thanks for the help ed:

one more question...when the machine (IBM TP) reboots, the gui screen does not show up, but rather a LILO prompt (when i hit TAB key, the options are displayed) and when I type either, both work....the question is, how do i get the gui back???

here is my lilo.conf file:
prompt
timeout=100
default=FEDORA C1
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
#message=/boot/message <-------- I had to comment this line because /boot/message doesn't exist

lba32

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
label=FEDORA C1
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
read-only
append="root=LABEL=/"
other=/dev/hda1
label=WIN2K


So the question is: how do i create a /boot/message file?


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Last edited by zepplin611; 02-10-2004 at 09:39 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 07:24 PM   #12
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I couldn't find any info on lilo's "message" variable. (Side note on Linux...its always hard to find relevant full documentation when you need it!) I've read a long bit on lilo before, but couldn't find it.

Anyways, I think your problem has less to do with lilo than it does the parameters you're passing at boot time. What does your grub.conf file look like? What parameters are you passing in there that you aren't in lilo's "append" line?

There's another thread here talking about adding "rhgb" to the kernel parameters...that might be worth a read, too.

Let us know.
 
  


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