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Set "timeout" equal to 0 in your /etc/lilo.conf file and then run "lilo -v" to write the changes (this must be done as root). This will bypass the timer countdown in the LILO page ... however, the start-up text screen will still run. So you won't go to X directly from LILO, but at least you won't have to wait for LILO to time out.
Originally posted by Tino27 Set "timeout" equal to 0 in your /etc/lilo.conf file and then run "lilo -v" to write the changes (this must be done as root). This will bypass the timer countdown in the LILO page ... however, the start-up text screen will still run. So you won't go to X directly from LILO, but at least you won't have to wait for LILO to time out.
Setting the timeout to zero will actually make it last infinitely. You need to comment out (with a hash sign, #) the prompt line. That'll force LILO to skip the boot menu. Then run LILO, and it'll update the boot manager.
As for going directly into X, just edit /etc/inittab and change :id:3:initdefault to :id:4:initdefault
sets a timeout (in tenths of a second) for keyboard
input at the boot: prompt. "timeout" only has
meaning if "prompt" is mentioned. If no key is
pressed for the specified time, the default image
is automatically booted. The default timeout is
And just to be sure, I changed the "timeout" value to 0 in my own lilo.conf file, and rebooted. Sure enough, the LILO screen came up, but the default image (the first one listed) booted immediately.