View Full Version : Where's LILO?

10-22-2003, 02:03 AM
I'm running a dual-boot system with a Knoppix install of Debian and Windows XP (and I hope to throw on a DOS 6.2, but that's a topic for another post). I installed Powerquest Bootmagic (before Knoppix) into my MBR and boot from that, with XP as my default operating system.

Now, when I boot up, if I select Linux, LILO comes up and asks me to choose operating systems again. It's my understanding that I can't remove LILO and still boot LINUX without a boot floppy. I was instead planning to try to edit /etc/lilo.conf and change the timeout to zero so I wouldn't have to wait (or hit Enter) to boot into LINUX.

Where is it? I checked /etc/ and couldn't find it. I did find /etc/lilo.conf.OLD but don't know what to do with it. I'm no stranger to computers, but am totally new to LINUX (hence the Knoppix install). Anyone?

10-22-2003, 03:26 AM
Should be in /etc/ as /etc/lilo.conf

Lilo itself should be where you put it (by default, on the mbr).

10-22-2003, 04:01 AM
I know. That's what's so weird, I can't find it there.

10-22-2003, 08:07 PM
' ls -al /etc/lilo* ' == If the only file is .OLD,
' cd /etc; mv lilo*OLD lilo.conf ' and use that.

I know. That's what's so weird, I can't find it there.