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Posted on 1998-10-21
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I`ve just started using linux and I use lilo to boot between w95 and linux, at the moment i use each 50 50. When i start my machine I normally leave for a second, when I come back linux has always started. looking at lilo it gives the wait as 50 seconds however it more like ten. It there something like the statement for shutdown NOW but for lilo so it waits indefinitely? Secondly why does lilo wait ten seconds? if it was five then I would have believed that it was counting fractions of a second but it does not seem to be.

Cheers Rob.
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 If in your Linux lilo.conf you specify "prompt"  the system will wait for you to specify which system you want. If you want to do this all the time you need to eliminate the "timeout" command so that the system will wait at the boot prompt.

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