|An overview of the installation and use of the LILO multi-boot loader.|
The LInux LOader, or LILO for short, is a legacy multi-boot loader for GNU/Linux systems. In spite of being the standard choice over the course of several years, it has been slowly phased out thanks to the advent of GRUB, an alternative boot loader offering easier configuration and less chance of rendering systems unbootable. However, many users still prefer the simplicity of traditional LILO, and it is still actively developed.
LILO can be installed during system installation by selecting lilo during package selection.
LILO is configured by editing the /etc/lilo.conf file and running lilo afterwards to apply the new configuration. If choosing LILO during the Parabola installation process, the configuration file should have been already performed.
As a reminder, consider that LILO needs to be run after every kernel upgrade, otherwise the system is likely to be left in an unbootable state.
2.1 Sample setup
A typical LILO setup:
# # /etc/lilo.conf # boot=/dev/hda # This line often fixes L40 errors on bootup # disk=/dev/hda bios=0x80 default=Parabola timeout=100 lba32 prompt compact image=/boot/vmlinuz-linux-libre label=Parabola append="devfs=nomount" vga=788 root=/dev/hda2 read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz-linux-libre label=ParabolaRescue root=/dev/hda8 read-only # End of file
You can use hwinfo --framebuffer to determine what vga modes you can use.
3 See also
- List of kernel parameters that can be used at boot time
- List of kernel paramaters with further explanation and grouped by like options ('Kernel Boot Command-Line Parameter Reference', Linux Kernel In A Nutshell)