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Old 01-21-2008, 02:48 AM   #1
mocqueanh
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How to use LILO boot manager ?


I had dual boot menu with Slackware and Windows, using LILO.

In Control Center of Slackware, the tool: Boot Manager seem to be useful tool for newbie with lack of knowledge in using command.


But i dont know hot to use Boot Manager to add more OS in LILO menu ?

How to add Kernel, Add OS in this ? I dont know how to use ?

i.e: now, if i install Ubuntu, and want to keep LILO instead of GRUB from Ubuntu, how to add Ubuntu to LILO boot menu ?
Or how to add Vista to LILO menu using this GUI of LILO ?
 
Old 01-21-2008, 04:08 AM   #2
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http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...p=10#doc_chap3
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:30 AM   #3
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Consider just reading the lilo's configuration file (lilo.conf if I remember correctly), it's pretty straightforward to deal with. All you need is a text editor (and root privileges to make the changes) and eyes. Adding a new operating system is as easy as copying one of the existing sections from the configuration file (say Slackware's), paste it below, alter the lines to match your other operating system, save, run lilo as root to apply the changes and reboot to get to the other operating system.

On the other hand Grub would be more flexible. You would install it once, and if you installed new operating systems you could just run update-grub to have Grub create a new configuration file for you. Again if I remember correctly (I can't test, because I don't run multiple operating systems on this device) it should find your other operating systems and add them automatically. And no need to "reinstall" Grub to MBR after that, like with lilo, just reboot to see the new menu.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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when you install ubuntu, ask it to install grub to the root partition, and then just tell lilo to hand off control to it ...

label=Ubuntu
other=/dev/hdaX (or something )

This is called chainloading and I prefer this the most.


And yeah, grub would be a better option although I never could get myself to like it (used lilo for too long, you should stop before it becomes an addiction).
 
Old 01-21-2008, 08:52 AM   #5
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by mocqueanh View Post
I had dual boot menu with Slackware and Windows, using LILO.

In Control Center of Slackware, the tool: Boot Manager seem to be useful tool for newbie with lack of knowledge in using command.


But i dont know hot to use Boot Manager to add more OS in LILO menu ?

How to add Kernel, Add OS in this ? I dont know how to use ?

i.e: now, if i install Ubuntu, and want to keep LILO instead of GRUB from Ubuntu, how to add Ubuntu to LILO boot menu ?
Or how to add Vista to LILO menu using this GUI of LILO ?
'LILO mini-HOWTO' should help you to understand the use of 'lilo'.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links' .

Last edited by onebuck; 01-21-2008 at 08:54 AM. Reason: trim
 
Old 01-21-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mocqueanh View Post
i.e: now, if i install Ubuntu, and want to keep LILO instead of GRUB from Ubuntu, how to add Ubuntu to LILO boot menu ?
Or how to add Vista to LILO menu using this GUI of LILO ?
As far as the Dual Booting with Lilo for Slackware and Ubuntu this thread may help - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ubuntu-613632/

Personally I don't use any type of GUI to manage LILO and I honestly don't see any advantage to using one unless it guides you a lot. Editing lilo.conf is really simple and easy. If you are not used to editing text files as root I suggest learning a simple command line test editor like pico or nano. Even though I can use many others, including emacs and vi, I find myself using pico the most if I am just doing quick edits.

You should definitely use the link onebuck gave you as if you don't know LILO basics a GUI won't be of much help beyond simple configurations.
 
  


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