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LILO mini-HOWTO

Miroslav "Misko" Skoric, skoric at eunet dot rs

v3.39, 2010-07-18
LILO is the most used Linux Loader for the x86 flavor of Linux; I'll call it Lilo rather than LILO here because I don't appreciate uppercase. This file describes some typical Lilo installations. It's intended as a supplement to the Lilo User's Guide. I think examples are informative even if your setup isn't much like mine. I hope this saves you trouble. Since Lilo's own documentation is very good, who's interested in the details is referred to /usr/doc/lilo* (once upon a time said gentlemen like Cameron Spitzer and Alessandro Rubini who have made early versions of this document)

This version of Lilo mini-HOWTO is based on work of Cameron Spitzer (cls@truffula.sj.ca.us) and Alessandro Rubini (rubini@linux.it). There are also contributions from Tony Harris (tony@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu) and Marc Tanguy (mtanguy@ens.uvsq.fr). Well, I have used materials from the authors mentioned - without changes - and added some pointers related to configuring LILO for using with Windows NT and Windows 2000. More detailed information about the activation of Windows NT/2000 from LILO menu, you may find in wonderfull Linux+WindowsNT mini-HOWTO.

1. Introduction

2. Background Information and Standard Installation

3. The Simple Configuration

4. Installing hdc to Boot as hda and Using bios=

5. Using Lilo When the BIOS Can't See the Root Partition

6. How do i know the BIOS number for my SCSI disks

7. Accessing Huge Disks When the BIOS Can't

8. Booting from a Rescue Floppy

9. LILO after the installation of Mandrake Linux 9.1 on HP products

10. Bibliography

11. Further Information

12. Getting help


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