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Abdulla 07-13-2003 02:15 PM

should i use LILO? - no dual boot
 
Hi

My first post, forgive me about my english, its really poor :)
anyway, I'm installing vector linux in my brother PC, should i use LILO? there is no other OS's.

thats all, sorry if this question posted before, i did search but did not find any answer :)

fancypiper 07-13-2003 02:39 PM

Either lilo or grub will load linux just fine. I would set the timeout to zero if you don't multi-boot.

Electro 07-13-2003 03:21 PM

If you have LINUX setup to boot into GUI, you may want to add a delay so if you want to add any options like what runlevel. I have my delay set at 15 seconds although I only have Mandrake LINUX on my computer.

Its a user preference.

Mara 07-13-2003 03:35 PM

You need a bootloader - it choosed the right kernel to load. Without a bootloader (not important: lilo, grub, any other) Linux simply won't boot.

Abdulla 07-13-2003 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Mara
You need a bootloader - it choosed the right kernel to load. Without a bootloader (not important: lilo, grub, any other) Linux simply won't boot.
Ahaaa! thank you :)

ok im booting now from cd then choose the kernel in /hda2, how i can make it booting from /hda2 directly?

Mara 07-13-2003 03:45 PM

You need to instal lilo or grub, create correct configuration file (there are distros that have configuration programs making it easier) - configure it to install into the MBR (/dev/hda), also add options for other systems. Then you need to run lilo/grub to write the changes to disk.

Abdulla 07-13-2003 04:04 PM

its now booting from /hda2, i installed LILO "MBR" from vasm :)

everything works fine now.


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