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Old 09-18-2003, 09:36 AM   #1
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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.
Old 09-18-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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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).
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Old 09-18-2003, 06:42 PM   #4
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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.


Last edited by Thymox; 09-18-2003 at 06:43 PM.
Old 09-20-2003, 07:50 AM   #5
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Thanks guys.

My prob's totally solved



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