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Old 11-13-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: Slack 12.1
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Oh No!! ... not..... LILO!!?

Greetings, fellow earthlings,

I have run into a predicament...

I was designing a custom LILO splash screen, making sure to take into careful
consideration that the end BITMAP image was 255 colors or less- also not dithered, yadda, yadda.
Being sure to set the proper areas for the menu and timer...

Well, okay, the IMAGE itself is not the problem... it is this:

I go to install this text into my lilo.conf file:

and I end up getting this rather disheartening response from lilo:

Warning:  LBA32 addressing assumed
Reading boot sector from /dev/dc2
Using BITMAP secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Fatal: 'bitmap' and 'message' are mutually exclusive
I assumed this exclusiveness was due to perhaps placing it in the wrong part
of the lilo.conf file, however I have tried nearly every possible place in the
file now, and the results are to no avail. Can anyone help me?

Old 11-13-2007, 10:10 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: Slack 12.1
Posts: 43

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heh, figured it out.

deleted the message prompt.

I have to quit thinking every bit of text in a config file is sacred and untouchable.

This is MY box... ya know? Long live Linux!!!

Old 11-13-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Fedora 22, Debian 8, Centos 6/7 for servers
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Word! My Brother


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