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C.7. Record LILO configuration

Record the current value of append=, boot= and linear in /etc/lilo.conf.

Example C-2. Displaying the LILO configuration

bash# fgrep append= /etc/lilo.conf
append="console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600n8"
bash# fgrep boot= /etc/lilo.conf
boot=/dev/hda
bash# fgrep linear /etc/lilo.conf
bash#

If the boot= parameter points to a hard disk then LILO is installed in the master boot record, or MBR. It can also point to a partition.

If the linear parameter is present then the hard disk that is booted from uses linear block addressing, or LBA.