Originally Posted by OmegaPsi
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda4
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
See that read-only line above? You can comment it out by putting a # in front of it.
[Also as another side request, could anyone tell me how to switch the boot flag to partition 4, and how to simply just format a partition in parted?]
Setting the default boot is as ease as specifying the label in the global section of lilo.conf, for example:
But please check the lilo man pages as it's been a long time since I last used it and I'm sure there are a few steps needed to update a lilo.conf!
If you want to format a partition, normally you would use mkfs (MaKe FileSystem) - see:
That'll give you the instructions for whichever filesystem you want to place on the partition. If you want to change the type of filesystem, you'll need to set that with fdisk or cfdisk. Again, read the man page first and as always:
Make a backup of any data you'd hate to lose before you do anything else. This means both on Linux and Windows!