lilo

how do i remove the lilo
from strating when i boot my computer?
sash031299Asked:
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guiyuCommented:
Doing a

   lilo -U

will remove lilo from the MBR. However, you will then not be able to boot. You can then use a Windows boot disk to install another OS.

If what you want is not have lilo prompt, then remove the line

prompt

from /etc/lilo.conf

If you want to make your machine protected, then put

password yourpassword(no'#'allowed)

in the first line of /etc/lilo.conf

ALWAYS run lilo once after modifying /etc/lilo.conf.
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ihardingCommented:
To remove it completely from outside Linux, boot with DOS boot disk and type "fdisk /mbr".
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sash031299Author Commented:
Im already using a boot loader that came with windows 2000. is it possible to make lilo start after this has ?

taa

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sash031299Author Commented:
quiyu > if i take out the prompt line from the lilo.conf file, how do i boot back into linux ?
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sash031299Author Commented:
dont worry about my last two comments
thanks
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sash031299Author Commented:
thanks :)
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guiyuCommented:
1 To allow windows2000 to be the bootloader, install lilo on the first linux partition instead of the MBR, i.e. in your /etc/lilo.conf, change the line:

boot=/dev/hda   # MBR of 1st IDE drive

to  (for example)

boot=/dev/hda2   # 1st linux partition, which usually also houses root

The lilo documentation provides several other examples. The section "LILO started by BOOTACTV" seems to be the closest example.

2 How to get prompt?
Except from /usr/doc/lilo/:

"Immediately after it's loaded, LILO checks whether one of the following is
happening:

  - any of the [Shift], [Control] or [Alt] keys is pressed.
  - [CapsLock] or [ScrollLock] is set."

Thus you should get back the prompt if you hold any of the aforementioned keys
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ihardingCommented:
sash, in order to boot back into Linux, make a boot disk.
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