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Ok - I was mistaken with those files, but I did find the following:
# A RAID installation is called for. With (version 22) of LILO
# the boot record will be installed on the RAID partition. The
# Master Boot Record will find the record on (hda2), which is marked
# as an active partition. (sdb1) is also marked active. If (hda) fails,
# it will be possible to boot by disabling the IDE controller in BIOS,
# which will cause (sdb) to become device 0x80, and boot appropriately.
boot = /dev/md1
# Auxiliary boot records will be installed automatically. Since
# this is a PARALLEL raid device, there will be no boot records
# other that the one written to the RAID set (sdb1, hda2).
raid-extra-boot = auto
# The SCSI controller BIOS assigns device codes backwards
# from what one might expect, so we make the BIOS device
# code assignment by the BIOS explict:
# This system also will run DOS, but we have
# to fake DOS into thinking it is booting from
# drive C:
map-drive = 0x80 to = 0x81
map-drive = 0x81 to = 0x82
map-drive = 0x82 to = 0x80
# We can boot OS/2 from a secondary partition. The 'table='
# specification tells OS/2 that the secondary (boot) parition
# mounts as drive E:. Versions of LILO prior to version 22 will
# require a special boot loader, but as of version 22, all
# chain loader functions have been combined into the default
# chain loader, '/boot/chain.b'.
I took the easy road and used Yast. But thank you nautilus for the long version too.
BTW - the reason for so many OS's is simply that I do a lot of forensics work and this machine is my test machine. I'm new to LInux, and rapidly learning it's inner workings, but sometimes it's the little things that get me stumped.
In the LILO case, I was simply trying to find a way to NOT have to monitor the boot process every time. More of a laziness thing.
Thanks again, this is, as always, a great resource.