I'm having trouble with my boot managers, LILO and GRUB. When booting with GRUB, I am offered options of loading Linux or DOS. When I select DOS, the system calls LILO. (Just of clarity let me state that another way -- when I request that GRUB load DOS, it responds by loading LILO). LILO then offers me the options of Linux or DOS. When I select DOS nothing happens.
If I select Linux in either LILO or GRUB, Linux loads successfully.
All worked fine until (out of a stupid desire to become knowledgable) I began to experiment with the LILO options of:
-b ---- Sets the boot device
-D ---- Boots a particular Kernel
-q ---- Queries the boot/map file for names
-s ---- A copy of the MBR or first sector is saved when LILO is rerun
I don't think that I actually got any of these options to work for I failed to offer the correct parameters. But clearly I did something.
The /etc/grub.config and /etc/lilo.conf file were not altered.
Incidentally prior to my screwing things up, if I selected DOS I would get Windows 98 -- which is what I wanted/expected. I was not attempting to run a dual boot Linux/DOS machine. (Well OK, I suppose I was, but I confess I was only pretending to like DOS so I could use Windows
My lilo.config and grub.config are below:
title Red Hat (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/