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Alexander.s 06-07-2005 02:15 PM

How do i install lilo manually?
im installing Gentoo 2005.0 on a AMD64 box.
And iv downloaded lilo manually with "wget"
Now how do i install it ? iv tried to read some of the "README" file but i didnt really understand how to install it maybe its really easy but english is my third language so sometimes i overlook things :(


jtshaw 06-07-2005 03:26 PM

Is there a particular reason you don't do an "emerge lilo"?

Alexander.s 06-07-2005 03:45 PM

yeah cuse its masked?

jtshaw 06-07-2005 04:41 PM

Ok... the problem is that lilo requires functionality in bin86 that was broken for the AMD64 platform. it has been fixed, but the packages haven't been unmasked yet.

Use the following command to get around that:
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64" emerge lilo

BTW.... if you haven't ever tried grub, it really has some useful feature that lilo doesn't have and I find it to be a better bootloader then lilo these days...

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