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set LILO as secondary boot mgr

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I have two HDs in my system. corel linux 1.0 is installed on the secondary drive. the os2 boot manager changes hidden state of booting partitions, LILO operates different. so when I start former OSs from LILO those hidden won't boot up. (boot starts, soon stops with serious error msg). Though, lilo can route me to os2 btmgr. but I want life easier. here are my questions:
 1. os2 can route back to boot linux. how can linux boot after removing LILO? please exclude solutions with floppy.
 2. Can I force LILO to let os2 boot first?
I edited the lilo.conf file but no changes appeared on further bootups, even the labels stayed the same! I guess this's 'couse LILO is somewhere on my primary disk, too, right? One more thing: I installed linux first with the primary disk unplugged. well, didn't work, of course. Removing os2 btmgr is not a solution for me. Appreciate your help.
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after you edit lilo.conf, you need to re-run lilo to make it effective.
/sbin/lilo -t -v
to give it a dry run. If no error, try to run it again with
/sbin/lilo -v

1) you can install boot record with LILO to /dev/hda1 instead of /dev/hda. point OS/2 boot manager to /dev/hda1 to get start LILO. OS/2 boot manager will occupte /dev/hda, i.e., MBR.  SInce the boot sequence is MBR first, you will have OS2 boot first, then you can select  /dev/hda1 to get to LILO, or you can select others in the OS2 boot manager.

2) refer to above.

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