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Old 01-18-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
downinthemine
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LILO ignores /etc/lino.conf


I have LILO istalled on my MBR, which I think might be the root of my problems, but I am not sure. Here is my /etc/lilo.conf

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 600
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda1
  label = Linux
  read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
The only thing I changed from the default was to lower to timeout time from 1200 to 600. I assumed that you make it auto boot Linux after 60s instead of the default of 120s. I also edited boot_messaget.txt to make it more clear as to what to do. It does not display that message, but I assume that is because LILO is not reading my conf file.
Thanks in advance
Andy
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
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have you run lilo as root after changing the config file?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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No, I did not. I did that and everything is great. Thanks.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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ah...........

*nips off to try something*
 
  


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