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Old 11-04-2003, 08:15 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, 08:35 PM   #2
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you're right.
shows a lilo.conf with a variety of different labels.

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 11-04-2003, 11:03 PM   #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 11-04-2003, 11:39 PM   #4
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Do your

default= directive


label = directive

match up

in terms of one OS or image being the default?
Old 11-04-2003, 11:49 PM   #5
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here is my lilo.conf so you can see I have another name
boot = /dev/hda
map = /boot/map
install = /boot/boot-menu.b
image = /boot/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r8
        initrd = /boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r8
        root = /dev/hda6
        label = Gentoo
        append = "init=/linuxrc"
image = /boot/bzImage
        initrd = /boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r8
        root = /dev/hda6
        label = new
        append = "init=/linuxrc hdc=ide-scsi"
other = /dev/hda1
        label = Windows
Old 11-05-2003, 02:19 AM   #6
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other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows

to read
other = /dev/hda1

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, 09:16 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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