lilo.conf settings not picked up
I've installed slack 9 on a laptop which I intend to use a as a development test server. Everything works fine (so far) but one thing is a bit odd.
After install, lilo only times out after two minutes - not wonderfull when I'm rebooting the machine via an ssh session. No problem, I thought, I'll edit /etc/lilo.conf to make this a bit more reasonable, say 5 secs.
I've changed the timeout = value in lilo.conf, as root, and tried rebooting. Still two minutes - regardless of what I make the timeout = value. What should I be doing?
Furthermore, I took the oportunity to change the boot message. lilo.conf contained the line message = /boot/boot_message.txt, so I edited this file. Guess what - still the default message appears. Is it me, or does slack employ some back magic in it's boot sequence?