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Old 04-03-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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problem with lilo

I have recompiled kernel, and he's not booting now. When lilo appears what button should I press that would go to the command line? When I will go to the command line I'll change lilo.conf to kernel statment to /boot/vmlinuz. Please help me!
Old 04-03-2004, 05:41 AM   #2
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You may be confusing GRUB with LILO. As far as I am aware LILO doesn't have a boot time command line.

After you have compiled the new kernel copy <kernel-root>/arch/i?86/boot/bzImage to your /boot directory [assuming you are using bzImage's] Copy the file as well.

Open /etc/lilo.conf [as root] in your favourite editor [eg: [in an xterm] vi /etc/lilo.conf]

Add a new section:


Save the file then run '/sbin/lilo' to make lilo read the new configuration, and change the boot sector accordingly.

I haven't used LILO for a while, so there may be something glaringly obvious I have forgotten!


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