Originally posted by da Perp
the whole idea is that i dont have to set the cdrom boot first option in the bios. I know it's possible to do in lilo, because if i have a kernel on another hdd, then it can boot that too...so as far as that goes...
And i feel really stupid but it's impossible for me to paste my lilo.conf here, because im @ work, on an MS NT box....
I haven't tried this but it should be possible.
LILO is a two part boot loader.
First let's explain how windows boot loader works, that is windows 2000 and NT.
On your your first hard disk is the master boot record(MBR), this contain the code to point out where to find the actual boot loader (ntloader).
Ntloader is located on one of your dos partitions and from there you load the system.
Lilo uses a somewhat different approach, it replaces the MBR with the first part of lilo, the part showing the menu.
When you choose a system to boot lilo gives the system a pointer where to find the system.
In the case when you choose to boot linux it points to your kernel image found in the /boot directory.
With all this said it would probably be possible to boot a cd-rom from within lilo if you have a valid kernel on your cd-rom.
I don't have clue of how this would be done though.