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vmniza 07-12-2005 02:25 AM

Purpose of /boot/map file in LILO
 
I read that the /boot/map file contains the precise locations of the kernel images. But in LILO you are already specifying the path of the kernel image with the image= line. Then what is the need for map=/boot/map line in LILO

jailbait 07-12-2005 10:01 PM

"But in LILO you are already specifying the path of the kernel image with the image= line."

LILO uses the information in lilo.conf to build the map file. At boot LILO uses the information in the map file and never references lilo.conf.

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Steve Stites


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