Side-tracking the thread for a moment ..
Originally Posted by Franklin
Lilo gets installed to the MBR and the config file is located in /etc. However, when you run lilo after setting up lilo.conf, it reads the config file and keeps this info until you edit the cofig file again and re-run lilo. This means I can remove linux completely and lilo will still work because it does not need to read the config file with every boot.
You sure about this Franklin ???.
I thought lilo only kept a list of sectors it needed to load, rather than the actual sectors. What happens when you over-write the partition - does it still work or die ???.
Don't use it, so must admit I've never bothered loooking at the code.