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Old 07-13-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 07-13-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
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Either lilo or grub will load linux just fine. I would set the timeout to zero if you don't multi-boot.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 04:21 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 04:42 PM   #5
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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?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 04:45 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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its now booting from /hda2, i installed LILO "MBR" from vasm

everything works fine now.
 
  


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