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Old 01-29-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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Lilo in Cryptic in Debian

Why do I see text files in /boot/ in a cryptic language? Is it a security measure or do I have to change something to see it properly?

Old 01-29-2004, 09:34 AM   #2
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What files are you talking about? Most files in /boot aren't text files (or shouldn't be) anyway. Could you paste an example?
Old 01-29-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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Hi Strike,

I am talking about the boot-menu.b, boot.b files. I know that it is possible to edit menu.lst file comes with grub bootloader. Therefore I thought I can change edit boot-menu.b and add SuSE so that I could boot Debian, SuSE and WinXP. As you said, may be they are not text file.
Any way do you have any idea how I could edit Lilo boot loader so that I can change all three OSs on start up? I would rather prefer to use Grub boot loader comes with SuSE but I don't know how to edit that too:-(

Old 01-29-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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LILO's configuration is @ /etc/lilo.conf and you will want to run `lilo -v` after editing it.


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