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Abeer_V 09-18-2003 10:36 AM

Getting to DOS prompt under LILO
I have both Mandrake Linux 9.1 and Windows 98 Second Edition installed on my machine underb LILO.

My question is how do I get to the DOS prompt and the Windows Safe mode during my machine boot-up as the LILO menu comes up very quickly after POST and thereafter I can't get to any of the above.

MY machine is an Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz with 265 MB DDR RAM and 40 GB HDD.

aaa 09-18-2003 10:39 AM

What I do is press the the button that brings the Startup menu very quickly, right after selecting windows from lilo (you'll have to have your finger on the button).

dkaplowitz 09-18-2003 12:59 PM


Thymox 09-18-2003 07:42 PM

Isn't there an option somewhere to have that menu come up by default without having to press F8?


Just remembered: TweakUI (I think that's what it's called) can, I think, allow you to change whether the menu comes up by default or if you have to press F8, and I think you can also change the default setting so it can go straight to console mode only.

Not entirely sure, though.


Abeer_V 09-20-2003 08:50 AM

Thanks guys.

My prob's totally solved



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