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Old 11-04-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
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lilo.conf "label=" question


This makes no sense to me. If I type anything other than "label=linux" in lilo.conf then 'lilo -v' fails every time. Isnt it just a label? Shouldt I be able to put anything there I want?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
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you're right.
http://groups.google.com.au/groups?h...3DN%26tab%3Dwg
shows a lilo.conf with a variety of different labels.

the
-v
option just means "be verbose".

this makes me think that there's something else wrong with the file.
I haven't played with the file before, but if you post it's contents and the errors, maybe someone can help you.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:03 AM   #3
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im not exactly sure what lilo -v does but maybe after you change your lilo.conf you need to run /sbin/lilo before you can run lilo -v
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:39 AM   #4
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Do your

default= directive

and

label = directive

match up

in terms of one OS or image being the default?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:49 AM   #5
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here is my lilo.conf so you can see I have another name
Code:
lba32
boot = /dev/hda
map = /boot/map
install = /boot/boot-menu.b
menu-scheme=Wb
prompt
timeout=5000
default=Windows
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r8
        initrd = /boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r8
        root = /dev/hda6
        label = Gentoo
        read-only
        append = "init=/linuxrc"
image = /boot/bzImage
        initrd = /boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r8
        root = /dev/hda6
        label = new
        read-only
        append = "init=/linuxrc hdc=ide-scsi"
other = /dev/hda1
        label = Windows
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:19 AM   #6
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Change

other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows

to read
other = /dev/hda1
label=Windows

Less the spaces. I don't think lilo likes those spaces for some reason. If that works you may want to change the others and run lilo again to double check.

Not a guru, but worth a try.

 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:16 AM   #7
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the spaces shouldnt do anything but then again some programs are picky...anyways i dont think we can really help you without seeing your /etc/lilo.conf
 
  


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