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Old 02-04-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
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Quick question about LILO...

In the 'old' days, I remember you had to press TAB in order for it to boot into Linux, otherwise it would just automatically boot into windows...

Is this still possible as I'd like to impliment it on my laptop...I only know how to use Lilo as a menu...

Thanks for any replies...
Old 02-04-2003, 01:06 AM   #2
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From the lilo.conf 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


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