[techtalk] LILO problems

Elaine Poulsen elainep at excitehome.net
Wed Mar 7 10:55:19 EST 2001

After making your changes to the conf file, run the command lilo and
then make sure it doesn't report any errors.
Your changes should now be live.

A Kozic wrote:
> 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
> wait.
> 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?
> -- A Kozic
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