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Questions tagged [lilo]

LILO (LInux LOader) is a boot loader for Linux.

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Boot Process with LILO bootloader

I just want know what happens in the background when these commands are executed mount /dev/root / ro mount /dev/sdax / ro How does it find that / is mounted on sdax?
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lilo: disable second disk /dev/sdb

is it possible to use append="something" in /etc/lilo.conf to disable completely secondary disk ? The disk /dev/sdb reports errors, and it takes a long time to boot. I would like the disk to be ...
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Question regardig LILO kernel configuraton. [closed]

I'm trying to get my LPIC-1 certification. I took a practice test and this was one of the questions. boot=/dev/hda map=/boot/map install=/boot/boot.b vga=791 default=redhat keytable=/boot/us.klt ...
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Slackware 14.2 fresh install doesn't run lilo nor elilo at boot

This is my third Slackware 14.2 64 bits installation. I'm installing it now under a laptop with gpt partitions. I will describe as best as possible the path I had to do with this installation. ...
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Booting Android with lilo in a PC

After installation of android, I modified lilo.conf to boot it. I just wrote image=/mnt/android-4.4-r2/kernel root=/dev/sda7 label=android read-only because I saw the only filename that looked ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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FIx RAID configuration after upgrade to Debian/Jessie with ICH9 chipset

I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy without problems. But after upgrading to Jessie the system cannot boot anymore (using LILO). LILO ERROR: Duplicated Volume ID O 24.1 Loading Linux ....(snip) BIOS ...
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unbootable usb stick “Non-system disk or disk error”

All, I have a USB stick that used to boot fine. I thought I'd reuse it. Reformatted it, copied some files over, and now it won't boot. I've used "lilo -M /dev/sdc mbr" with no luck. Note that the ...
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Boot process - Dev sdX name changes

I had a Slack 13.1 machine with 2.6.36 kernel. Then, I updated the kernel to 3.12.1. This machine has connected: a bootable disk with three partions (/dev/sda1 --> Linux OS files..., /dev/sda2 --> ...
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Can't boot slackware after installation. Liloconfig not found

I just installed my first linux distro: slackware. The installation went fine. I followed this tutorial for the setup and this other tutorial for formatting the disk. Unfortunately, slackware won't ...
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Is GRUB the best bootloading solution? Is there an easier alternative?

I have had some rather bad experiences with GRUB2. I could say (and have said) some nasty things about its design and development process. I especially dislike its means of update: for whatever reason ...
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When do you need to run the lilo command?

While lilo may be out dated, and surpassed by Grub, it is one of the questions on the lpic practice exam. When do you need to run the lilo command? The options are : After every boot After every ...
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can /boot be on a different drive than grub or lilo?

I just got a vizio CN15-A5 laptop, which has both a 1TB HDD and a 32G SDD. I am going to use the SSD with dm-cache, however, I would to make /boot a partition on the SSD, and the laptop's BIOS doesn't ...
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How do I get LILO to boot on cloned hard drive? [closed]

I have a really old hard drive with DOS and Linux partitions with LILO as the boot loader. I want a clone of this hard drive that works exactly like the original. I made a clone using Knoppix and ...
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Lilo makes a lot of disk noise

After upgrading to Debian Wheezy, the lilo command causes my boot disk to make a lot of noise. I am not aways of any real problems, just the noise sounds somewhat scary, especially since this wasn't ...
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Debian 6 and the old Pentium II

I have an old Pentium II with 300 Mhz computer just to run/test old DOS applications. It have two hard drives, a 2 GB for DOS and a 40 GB for Linux. First I installed Debian 6 with GRUB, but it failed ...
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Detect if it's lilo boot loader or grub?

Without rebooting, is it possible to tell if the boot loader currently present was LILO. GRUB 0.97 or GRUB 1.9X? I was thinking about reading MBR, but not sure about it. Just by checking the files ...
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How to use persistent names in LILO?

I have two SATA drives, but their names /dev/sda and /dev/sdb are chosen randomly by Linux. How can I correctly set up LILO? How can I put a stable reference to the hard drives in lilo.conf? ADDED. ...
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Is it possible to pass kernel parameters in the LILO boot prompt?

Is it possible to pass kernel parameters in the LILO boot prompt?
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Gentoo Kernel failing to boot

My machine has two hard drives -- /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. The first has Ubuntu installed. On the second, sdb, I want to install Gentoo. I did all the installation steps, chrooted and compiled the ...
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Should I use LILO or GRUB or other?

I am making a netinstall DVD which will have netinstall for 10 different Linux distros on it. I will need to install a bootloader on the disk so I can choose which distro I want to install. Which is ...
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Unable to boot the operating system

I installed Lubuntu 11.10 and it run without problems. I decided to install Ubuntu 11.10 mini instead of Lubuntu 11.10. After the installation the operating system didn't boot. I only saw the black ...
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What is the difference between LILO and GRUB?

I am running a web server under Debian and I currently have GRUB installed. Should I consider using LILO instead of GRUB? And what are the advantages of each?