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Incorporating boot prompt into boot floppy

I'm having difficulty with the lilo.conf boot prompt using a boot floppy:

I use a boot prompt: (linux hdb=1010,12,55) with a boot floppy.  This works fine as a manual
boot prompt.  But when I add it to the lilo.conf of the boot floppy (append
"hdb=1010,12,55"), it appears to be ignored.  Can someone advise what I'm
doing wrong and I what I need to do to fix it.

Thanks for any help.

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lennyh
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marcelofrCommented:
You should install lilo to your floppy. Do you have a line in /etc/lilo.conf that states:

boot=/dev/fd0


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lennyhAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response.  

As it turns out, I finally figured it out.  I had been confused about the operation of LILO. I didn't realize that LILO was executed to actually build the boot loader (also called LILO) and that it used the conf file to determine where LILO was to be installed and how it  was to operate after it was installed.

I included the append info in the conf file, executed LILO, installed it on a floppy and it work fine now.
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lennyhAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response.  

As it turns out, I finally figured it out.  I had been confused about the operation of LILO. I didn't realize that LILO was executed to actually build the boot loader (also called LILO) and that it used the conf file to determine where LILO was to be installed and how it  was to operate after it was installed.

I included the append info in the conf file, executed LILO, installed it on a floppy and it work fine now.
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