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Old 06-11-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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boot options using LILO


First things first.....I boot into Mandrake 10 OE using a floppy. When LILO loads it has several choices: linux-p3-smp-64GB, linux, linux-nonfb, linux-i686-up-4GB, 263-7, linux-smp, failsafe, windows, floppy. Obviously I am familiar with the final three options. What are the other six. I can tell you that it hangs on boot everytime if I select just "linux". Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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Well they all seem to be different kernels, like anyone with smp is for a multiprocessor machine.
The only reason you get all these is cause that is the way your boot disk is made.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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Just think of them as different "kernels" loading (or different versions of microsoft if you will like ME,98... etc.),

except that all of the programs are the same other then the kernel (Microsoft's version is a registry)

The reason it is hanging is that you may have a device that uses a newer kernel, and the module is hanging (check your dmesg file)

hope this helps
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for information, I guess my first instincts were right. Is there a spefic one that I should boot into? Does it really matter?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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If you have a dual processor then obviously boot using the smp. Does it really matter if you don't, no. Most distros have a lot installed in the kernel as a default. But, it's better to run the one that's closer to your system. You can actually uninstall the other ones that you don't need through the "remove packages"
 
  


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