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Old 12-30-2015, 04:36 AM   #1
Mulligun
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Lilo missing boot.b file


I've installed Slackware 12.2 with Lilo in MBR and to my surprise there is no "boot.b" (bootstrap code) file in /boot dir (and nowhere else in my system)! So where/what is the bootstrap code file in such a case?
 
Old 12-30-2015, 05:35 AM   #2
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i don't know about slackware, but i know that lilo needs to be "compiled" with a series of commands (creating a config file is not enough), see here:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=31994
 
Old 12-30-2015, 06:29 AM   #3
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I believe the default boot loader is internal. The boot.b file only needed if using a different version than what is builtin to the lilo install program (/sbin/lilo).

Looking at the source (from http://lilo.alioth.debian.org/), the source code has flags for using the internal version.

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Old 12-30-2015, 06:50 AM   #4
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I've installed Slackware 12.2 with Lilo in MBR and to my surprise there is no "boot.b" (bootstrap code) file in /boot dir (and nowhere else in my system)! ...
After version 22.3 of Lilo, the meaning changed for the "install=" configuration option and the the boot.b file is not used anymore.

Check out the lilo.conf help by using the "man" command:

#man lilo.conf

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Originally Posted by Mulligun View Post
... So where/what is the bootstrap code file in such a case?
As to where the bootstrap code is, it is probably now embedded in the lilo command itself.

There is a Slackware forum on this website and the folks there are usually helpful with questions.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/

And there is a fairly new wiki for Slackware that is being developed and here is the section on lilo:

http://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:booting#lilo

One more place to look for information on lilo is in the /usr/doc directory.

If Lilo 22.8 is installed then there is probably a /usr/doc/lilo-22.8 directory on the system.
 
  


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