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Old 03-29-2003, 10:58 PM   #1
kavius
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Lilo not visible


I know I was just reading a thread that discussed this problem but I can't find it now.

After installing lilo, I rebooted my system. Blank screen.

Took a while (and a dog walking on the keyboard) to figure out, but Lilo is there, it just does not display a whole lot. It only displays "lilo 2.2..." in the top corner. When I hit shift at this point the full menu comes up. If I don't do anything, it sits at the black screen and eventually boots to windows.

I would really like for the menu to pop up right off the top.

Heres my lilo.conf:

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
delay = 100
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
vga = 791
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda2
label = Linux
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends


After some reading I noticed that I was missing some stuff so I added the following lines after the boot=/dev/hda:

map = /boot/map
install = /boot/boot.b
default = Windows

I am still having the problem. Anyone have any ideas they could share with me?
 
Old 03-30-2003, 12:16 AM   #2
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Comment 'vga = 791'

To comment put a # in front of it.

Below is my lilo.conf if you want an example
Code:
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
#vga=normal
default=linux
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=150
message=/boot/message-lilo
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label=linux
	root=/dev/hda10
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="quiet devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label=linux-nonfb
	root=/dev/hda10
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label=failsafe
	root=/dev/hda10
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="failsafe devfs=nomount hdc=ide-scsi"
	read-only
other=/dev/hda1
	label=windows
	table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
	label=floppy
	unsafe
 
Old 03-31-2003, 09:27 AM   #3
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Sorry, it took so long to get back to you. I blew up my OS over the weekend and just got back to my work computer. I will test that when I get home.

Thanks for the reply....

That's a ridiculously simple fix.

What does it do?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 11:17 AM   #4
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Commenting out vga line return to standard VGA mode (no framebuferer). In lilo.conf, the mostimportant change is when you add 'prompt'. It ceates boot prompt by default (you don't press anything). You can read more about possible LILO options when you run 'man lilo.conf'.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 06:10 PM   #5
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"prompt" fixed it.

thank you for the "man lilo.conf" reminder. That pointed out a bunch of other options that interst me (like changing the menu colors to something other that painful red background.
 
  


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