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Old 08-23-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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Question GRUB to LILO on FC2


How can I delete GRUB and install LILO on Fedora Core 2?
I don't want to mess with it, unless I know what I'm doing, since i want to use my machine in the future

I'm very-very newbie, so please write it down step-by-step.
thx

 
Old 08-24-2004, 06:09 AM   #2
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Is there any special reason why you wanna move to LILO? My personal opinion is that stay with GRUB as it is more powerful and flexible compared to GRUB.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 09:56 AM   #3
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boot into rescue mode with ur 1st CD
#chroot mnt/sysimage
#vi /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda
edit it accordingly
save it to /etc/lilo.conf

run
#lilo

u r done with lilo

if this dos not work out then to reinstall grub run the following in rescue mode

#grub-install /dev/hda

regards

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Old 08-24-2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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actually, i only want to use the animated boot screens on http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/lilo (bit childish, huh?)

What do you think? Is it too risky, to install LILO?
Can I ruin my system?

masand: how can I edit lilo.conf accordingly?
maybe a silly question but I'm a
 
Old 08-24-2004, 01:41 PM   #5
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by editing ur lilo.conf, meant to say that u can see if all the entries in ur lilo.conf are correct
with respect to grub.conf

so u need to compare ur grub.conf with lilo.conf
if u cannot get this working then post ur both grub.conf and lilo.conf.anaconda here

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Old 08-24-2004, 02:13 PM   #6
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I have a boot partition. That's hda1.
So in lilo.conf should be boot=/dev/hda1?
In grub.conf the boot section is commented (#)
and root (hd0, 0)
So hd0 means hda, and (hd0, 0) means hda1?


When I try to run lilo, sh says there are no such command 'lilo'.
Where is the command?

thx for the help

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Old 08-24-2004, 02:23 PM   #7
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u might not have to change lilo.conf much since lilo.conf.anaconda is generated by anaconda
u just need to save it as lilo.conf
and when u run lilo in recue mode
do u do the following
before 'lilo'
#chroot /mnt/sysimage

regards
 
Old 08-25-2004, 03:54 AM   #8
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hi

Quote:
#chroot /mnt/sysimage
I've done this, and it works, but it siill can't find command lilo.
It is possible, that it isn't installed?
Where can I find it?
Download it from the internet?

thx
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:14 AM   #9
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try "/sbin/lilo"

if it does not works
install lilo rpm from ur FEDORA cd

regards
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:32 AM   #10
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Thx for the help, it works. I was too lazy to find it on my CDs, so I downloaded it from an FC2 FTP site

Then i made lilo under KDE.

Thx again
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:36 AM   #11
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hi

nice that it worked for u
but i would recommend u to always use the ones provided with the CD, because somtimes u ,may get some applications have problems with other applications or requiring different versions of other applications installed

if u go for kde applications that depend on qt specific version and above

regards
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:02 AM   #12
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:03 AM   #13
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The lilo I downloaded, was an older version, wich does'nt support animated boot screens.

For those, i have to use a patched version of lilo, wich is only available for SuSE. So I had to insall the SuSE version. Since lilo is loaded first in the boot sequence, it should be compatible with all distributions, sholdn't it?

I rather like rpms designed for FC2 of course, but I can't find them always. Then I have to use rpms for other distributions, and cross my fingers
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:19 AM   #14
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yes lilo is compatible for all types of linux distributions.

for ur animated boot screen problem , u should be using lilo with the FC2 CD

yes it is there

lilo-21.4.4-25.1.i386

in the 3rd cd of FC2
regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-25-2004, 09:45 AM   #15
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lilo-21.4.4-25.1.i386 is the same version, that I downloaded. It does'nt support animated boot screens.

I downloaded lilo-21.7.5-54.i386 from the SuSE FTP site. It' works perfectly.
Thx for the help!!

It's a great thing, that there are forums, like this, wich make linux less scary for newbies/windoze-users.

and people like you, who spend time to help the poor newbies

Thx again!


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