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Old 04-14-2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Where do I get lilo?


It seems to be discontinuated. As I have an MBR partition type, I think lilo can cope with it.
 
Old 04-14-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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Are you serious? Lilo is still shipped in Slackware, and of course can still be used to write an MBR, with DOS partition table as with a GPT.

PS MBR means Master Boot record, it's not a partition type.

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Old 04-14-2018, 01:59 PM   #3
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But Slackware.com gives a .txz package, and using tar to extract the files I get a very complicated tree.
 
Old 04-14-2018, 02:04 PM   #4
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If you want the "upstream" source, you can get it from here: https://lilo.alioth.debian.org/
 
Old 04-14-2018, 02:04 PM   #5
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Really?!

If you did a normal full installation, lilo is included and is ready to use. The lilo.conf file is in /etc and once you have edit it, save your changes and then run lilo from the command prompt.
 
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But I have an Arch Linux distro. I posted here because slackware uses lilo.
 
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But I have an Arch Linux distro. I posted here because slackware uses lilo.
Well, a slackware package won't work on Arch for various reasons. I'd recommend you follow this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LILO and ask for any help over at Arch's official forums: https://bbs.archlinux.org/
 
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There is lilo package in ARCH (repository AUR).
 
Old 04-14-2018, 02:43 PM   #9
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Can I get it with pacman?
 
Old 04-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #10
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Can I get it with pacman?
You should consult the Arch documentation to get an answer.

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Old 04-14-2018, 03:03 PM   #11
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Can I get it with pacman?
Really.
 
Old 04-14-2018, 03:23 PM   #12
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As far as I know, I'm the upstream source now (nobody else has more up to date patches for it). Get it from slackware-current/source/a/lilo.
 
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:30 PM   #13
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So, the OP's question was legit. He ran directly to upstream.

Good to know that now Slackware is the LILO's upstream. To adjust our attitude when appears questions like this.
 
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As far as I know, I'm the upstream source now (nobody else has more up to date patches for it). Get it from slackware-current/source/a/lilo.
I suspect that the OP wants to install lilo on an eMMC device, as that's why he installed Arch instead of Slackware. If I am not misleaded, this will need one more patch...
 
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:56 PM   #15
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At least theoretically, it is even possible to use LILO on an eMMC device?
 
  


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