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Old 08-31-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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Lilo question

Remeber back in the day when lilo used to just come up with

Lilo boot:

or soemthing like that with no nice menu or anything? Well, is it possible to make lilo look like that again? I just think its nerdy and I want it to look like that. Or is it possible to get grub to look like that?

Thanks for your help!
Old 08-31-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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well i never did it in a while, since i use grub now, but you can do it by editing the lilo.conf file i think..
as root comment out (or delete) the line which reads message=/boot/message in the lilo.conf file. Once you have done this rerun lilo to make changes take effect by typing /sbin/lilo -v. The next time you boot, you should see the text LILO: prompt

You can re-enable the graphical boot screen by adding the above line back into the lilo.conf file and rerunning LILO.
Old 08-31-2003, 09:19 PM   #3
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The venerable Man Page spoke to me saying, "Change the line 'install=menu' to 'install=text'", and all was Good.


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