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Old 09-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
cfdisk
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Yet another question about LILO


Hello,

sorry for bothering, there is enough information covering this matter yet I missed something.

I added a second hard drive and edited lilo.
First off, I changed 'Timeout'.

Previously, I set 'timeout=1' so Slackware was booting without prompt.
This time I set 'timeout=600', hit 'lilo' and reboot. I see a prompt appears and it reads 'Linux' for a minute if I don't touch a keyboard.

No matter what I do next on the bottom on the /etc/lilo.conf file, I can't see my other OS appears.

I ended up changing

Code:
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Linux
  read-only

to
Code:
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Linuxgrrrrrrr
  read-only
hit 'lilo' and rebooted.

I see again Linux, not Linuxgrrrrrrr

In other words, I am able to change 'timeout' but unable to change 'Linux bootable partition config' part in the same file.

Oops.

What did I miss?


Thanks in advance.

M.
 
Old 09-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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Do you get any meaningful error when you hit lilo?

Try shorter names for the label, too.
 
Old 09-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for taking care.

I just found a workaround via the computer's BIOS. It has a boot device chooser.




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