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Old 02-12-2002, 04:21 PM   #1
wings9191
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Question Editing the Lilo


Okay right off the bat I AM A NEWWWWBBBIIEEEEEEEEE !
You get the point. Like 2 days into Linux. Anyway How do you Edit the Lilo file? I'm trying to Dualboot XP & 7.2. I've read a bunch of pages about dualbooting the only problem is, is that they assume you know how to edit.
I am a full blown windows user and until the weekend have never seen a Linux OS. But WOW..........way cool. So any help you can give me is appreciatted.
Thanx
Jay
 
Old 02-12-2002, 05:22 PM   #2
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you can use a number of editors, the most common or what i prefer for quick edits is vi... it can be taunting at first to use.. but you would open a file like lilo.conf in this case as:

vi /etc/lilo.conf

your going to want to look up some common commands to use vi, like I puts you in Interactive mode and then you can edit..
to save you can do a ctrl + ZZ after editing the file.

man vi for more info.. and there are many others.. like pico, jed.. etc..

and just a FYI, always to make changes after editing lilo, run lio to make the changes by typing /sbin/lilo
 
  


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