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Old 06-24-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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edit lilo to show only win/lin


OK, just dual booted win/mandrake 10.1
Windows on sda
Linux on sdb
(2 serial HDDs)

When i boot up, Lilo puts Linux, Linux-nonfb, Windows, and failsafe options in my boot screen. How do i change that to read only Linux and Widows. I opened the lilo.conf file in /etc, but there is a lot of stuff. What is safe to REM out and what isn't. How should i modify it?

Thanks
 
Old 06-24-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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post that file here
 
Old 06-28-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

default="linux"
boot=/dev/sda
map=/boot/map
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=200
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/sdb5 splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/sdb5 splash=silent"
read-only
other=/dev/sda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/sda
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe acpi=ht resume=/dev/sdb5 splash=silent"
read-only
 
Old 06-28-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

default="linux"
boot=/dev/sda
map=/boot/map
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=200
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/sdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/sdb5 splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only

other=/dev/sda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/sda

----------------
this should do for
also do keep the origianl lilo file for backup
after making changes to the file do run
lilo
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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Thanks very much Masand.

BTW, what do those other 2 options do anyway? linux-nonfb and Failsafe. If i remove them, am i going to be in trouble later?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:00 PM   #6
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well u have multiple lables to boot different boot images for different linux versions and usage
so u have the option like failsafe etc
in ur case u can notice that in all lables it is booting with same parameters and same image files
so i don't thinkthat there will be any change for you if u boot from these different labels
you can try that for urself

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