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Maybe I repeating.....sorry in advance
I an not going to compile my kernel in soon time, so practically I won't need LILO booting every time. I wan to close it:
Can I do it commenting 'prompt' line in lilo.conf and setting timeout=1 (if I'll need that)?
hide? well set the timeout to zero then... or change the boot message to be text, it'll at least look a lot more subtle. but like i said, you should *always* be able to get into lilo in case of problems
Specifies the number of tenths of a second the boot loader should wait before booting the first image. This is useful on systems that immediately boot from the hard disk after enabling the keyboard. The boot loader doesn't wait if `delay' is omitted or is set to zero.
Distribution: Slackware, (Non-Linux: Solaris 7,8,9; OSX; BeOS)
edit your /etc/lilo.conf file and comment out any reference to a delay,
prompt, or timeout, and when you are done with that, run /sbin/lilo
from the man page:
Specifies the number of tenths of a second the boot
loader should wait before automatically booting a
locked command line, a command line pre-stored by
"lilo -R", or the default `image=' or `other='.
When `delay' is non-zero, the boot loader will wait
for an interrupt for the specified interval. If an
interrupt is received, or is already waiting, the
boot: prompt will be be issued, and no automatic
boot will take place. The setting of CAPS LOCK or
SCROLL LOCK, or any of the keys ALT, CTRL, or
SHIFT, when held down, are taken as interrupts.
This action is modified by specifying `prompt' (see
prompt Automatic booting (see `delay' above) will not take
place unless a locked or pre-stored ("lilo -R")
command line is present. Instead, the boot loader
will issue the boot: prompt and wait for user input
before proceeding (see timeout below). Unattended
default image reboots are impossible if `prompt' is
set and `timeout' is not, or the default image is
password protected at a higher level than
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
Just so you know, Windows doesn't just boot immediatly after bios, it goes through it's own boot loader but covers it with a graphic. A good idea is probably to cover yours with a graphic (like you said you wanted to in a previous post). Get ride of prompt, and make a short delay (but not 0). That way if you do have a problem you can hit tab and boot off another kernel if you wish.
As was said before, it is very dangerous to not leave yourself any way of getting into lilo and doing something manually.....