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Old 09-11-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Where is mbr?


I have a multi-boot system with about 6 distros. The bootloader is located on the MBR. Where would the lilo config be located?

I have one hard drive with 9 partitions. The distro that created the boot loader is Xandros and it is located on partition hda6. I have modified the lilo.conf on hda6, but it is apparently just a copy of the one on the mbr as the results of my changes did not appear on my boot up.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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First off, happy birthday.

Secondly, did you re-run lilo after editing lilo.conf? The MBR is the first 512 bytes of a drive and lilo writes it in a binary form. Basically, the 'lilo' program converts lilo.conf to the bootloader itself.
 
Old 09-12-2005, 03:14 PM   #3
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Yep, that was the missing piece. Thanks

Also, thanks for the B-Day wish....took me a few seconds to figure out how you knew
 
Old 09-12-2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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No problem. Yep, LQ provides you with cake to let us know.

I make it a point of wishing members a birthday when I see it. Makes it feel a little more like a community, or at least I like to think so.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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Erm, how did you know it was his birthday then?
 
Old 09-13-2005, 01:44 PM   #6
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May be I miss the point here but

After the /etc/lilo.conf has been alter one need to udate it by issuing

lilo

again, otherwise the changes will not be implemented.

If you want any Lilo of the running Linux to take over the MBR just type

lilo -b /dev/hda
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:55 AM   #7
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Erm, how did you know it was his birthday then?
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