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Old 10-14-2003, 04:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Editing lilo.conf


I've been using Linux for about 2 weeks and was wondering how to edit lilo.conf. I have a dual hard drive system and want to boot Windows XP pro off of the 2nd hard drive. I have found a help page on the internet on how to trick Windows that it's on the primary IDE master hard drive, but when I try to edit lilo.conf, as it says to do in the help page, it lets me type in stuff, but when I try to save it, it says I don't have write priveleges.
Old 10-14-2003, 04:16 PM   #2
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In a Konsole

root password

kedit /etc/lilo.conf

remember after any changes made to lilo.conf type


to make the changes take affect
Old 10-15-2003, 05:17 AM   #3
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For a nice graphical alternative, the Drake system admin menus have a good utility for editing lilo (and grub).


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