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Old 07-12-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
vmniza
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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
 
Old 07-12-2005, 09:01 PM   #2
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"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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