There sure is! You'll need to edit the file located at /etc/lilo.conf
and change one or two parameters.
Before doing do, open a terminal window, and type:
And you can there read the manual page (documentation) for the lilo.conf file.
There are several parameters affecting what you speak of: prompt
Read the man page carefully, as these parameters affect each other to some degree. If I remember right, you want the delay=
option; set it to a number of tenths of a second (a very small timeout). If this doesn't work as expected (like, it doesn't auto-boot), boot up and try setting the timeout=
option. I can't remember which option is which -- delay or timeout -- but someone here surely does
and will verify this sooner or later.
It's relatively safe to experiment with these items; but remember:
1) You need to be root to edit the config file.
1b) Refer to the example(s) in the man page while you're editing.
2) Save the file after editing.
3) In your console (terminal window) AFTER having edited & saved the file & exited the editor, type:
and press return. If all's well, LILO will show a brief message about which image(s) are set up for booting. If you see an error message, something's wrong with the file.
What editor to use? Up to you.. Kwrite if you like.. Or nano, or some other one.... All can be started from the console:
root$ nano /etc/lilo.conf
root$ kwrite /etc/lilo.conf