[techtalk] LILO problems

A Kozic ak38 at drexel.edu
Wed Mar 7 12:31:03 EST 2001

I've got my laptop set to dual boot RedHat & Win98, with linux as the
default. My boyfriend uses the computer to play windows-specific games,
and very frequently he isn't paying attention to the computer when it
boots, so it goes into linux. This is a real pain for him, and a few times
he's turned the power off while it was booting because he didn't want to

I have tried editing the lilo.conf file, but it doesn't seem to be
acknowledging my changes. Setting default=dos does nothing, but
all changes I make seem to do nothing. For example I have tried changing
the lable of other partition from "dos" to "Windows" or "win" or "DOS". I
reboot, and lilo still says "linux, dos".

When I look at the file again, my changes have been saved.

Is there possibly more than one copy of lilo.conf? Can other settings
elsewhere override it?

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