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Old 11-12-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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Boot Loader floppy Disk

When I installed suse 9.2 first time, I selected VFAT for the floppy disk (lilo). During second install I selected EXT format. When I displayed the content of VFAT I saw usual . and .. directory entries. In EXT, I saw . , .. and lost+found. Where is the lilo boot details in vfat and ext format. Is it hidden? How to see it?

Old 11-12-2004, 02:35 PM   #2
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The lilo boot details are stored in the boot sector of your floppy disk. To change it, edit your /etc/lilo.conf and re-run /sbin/lilo. To see the options that allow you to write this information to a floppy disk, take a look at the output of /sbin/lilo --help

Only change lilo's configuration and enable it using /sbin/lilo if you are *ABSOLUTELY* sure you know what you are doing.
Old 11-13-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
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Hi Nafan: Thanls for the info. How abouit Grub bootloader floppy. Is it also using floppy boot record? How to change grub config? I am new to linux.


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