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Old 10-22-2003, 09:36 AM   #1
vijayaramanl
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I don't like the LILO label - How to change it?


Hi,

I don't like the label that is appearing in LILO when I start the system. It is crude as "linux", "linux-fb", "windows", "floppy" etc.

I want to change this to something like:
Mandrake Linux 9.2 RC2
Windows XP Home
Floppy Linux boot
etc.

How can I do this? When I enter like this lilo.conf the system complains I cannot have a space, which means I can enter
MandrakeLinux92RC - I don't like this either.

Any ideas?


Secondly, what is linux-fb boot?

Thanks for your time.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:41 AM   #2
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Open the file /etc/lilo.conf in a text editor and find the lines that say "Label = " and change the label to your likings. After that run /sbin/lilo. Now when you reboot you'll have your shiny new labels. Editing and command execution as root, of course.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:42 AM   #3
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Try using underscores instead of spaces. I did this once with RH and they appeared as spaces at login.

Don't know what fb is. Maybe fall-back?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:45 AM   #4
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Damn, didn't read all the way through, sorry bout that.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 05:28 PM   #5
vijayaramanl
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Hi djbanaan

No problem . It happens to me all the time.

jkobrien - I will try your suggestion. So, that means all LILO people are satisfied with the crude labels. Hmmm, why I am not???
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:00 PM   #6
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You could alway use Grub as your bootloader; it's more powerful than lilo, and it does allow spaces in the labels.

 
  


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