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Old 12-02-2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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LILO Update After Upgrade-How?

Patience: This is my first post.

I wanted to learn more about Linux so I installed SuSE 9 Professional behind my WinXP. Once I finally configured it to see my DSL modem, I began the update.

I updated my SuSE 9. However, the update said I needed to update my LILO before rebooting.
My book (I know RTFM) says "This is easily done by launching the map installer as root:

I've tried executing that command (/sbin/lilo) at the root level (I think) through the Shell Konsole, but it says:

linux:~ # root: /sbin/lilo
bash: root:: command not found

I can't figure out how to update the LILO boot loader. Any help would be appreciated.

I didn't realize Linux would be so much fun. Thanks,

Old 12-02-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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It works as follows:
as root:

#cd /sbin

These commands reinstall lilo.
Old 12-02-2005, 06:01 PM   #3
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Are you sure you've lilo installed ?
Usually standard Suse installation set up grub as bootloader.
If connected as normal user try to "su" this way
su -
password ........
in order you "sued" in the right environment
which lilo
should output the path if lilo is installed
Old 12-03-2005, 01:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help.
It appears that I am using GRUB instead of LILO, thus didn't need to update LILO. Thanks for that little tidbit. I alway noticed GRUB run at boot.

It was a relief to see Linux come back up after boot. I really appreciate the help.



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