How to get rid of LILO menu?

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RedHat 8.0 is one of my dual boot OS in addition to Win9x, and W2KPro.

NT Boot Loader is installed on my MBR while LILO was installed oh /dev/hda2. When my NTLDR starts, I could select any OS to boot as usual. Now, suppose that I select to load RH8.0, as soon as selected the menu, the LILO starts and brought up another LILO menu.

Does anybody know how to get rid of the LILO menu? I mean, as soon as I select RH8.0 to boot, I should be able to boot directly into RH without seeing any LILO menu?

Looking forward to hear back from your advice. Thanks very much in advance.

Rgds,
Sot
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Try setting timeout of lilo configuration to zero:

Edit /etc/lilo.conf and set timeout=0. Then run /sbin/lilo
That should do it.

you need a boot manager so you can load, so just edit the lino.conf and change the timeout to zero, or 1, that will do.
kinda repeated me there.
Anyway, if you set the timeout to zero, you can not use linux single anymore. So don't forget your root password.
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Thanks for the advises. I set the timeout to zero but still it did not help. The LILO menu still appeared there await for a user to select for about 10 seconds. Any ideas?

Thanks once again.

Rgds,
Sot
did you run /sbin/lilo ?
did you run /sbin/lilo ?
did you run /sbin/lilo after configuring lilo.conf?

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Oh yeah! I did it but it seemed not to help. After selecting to boot Linux from NTLDR menu, the LILO menu appeared for about 10 second await for user action.

Thanks.

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In order to check suggestion of lloco_lloco I think you
need to read boot sector of your second partition
/dev/hda2 to some lilo.bin file and update your boot.ini
to load linux through this lilo.bin.

To read boot sector you can use WinHex disk editor:
http://www.sf-soft.de/

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Hello Experts again. Dimitry just has contributed his advise but frankly speaking I would not make it happen unless there is a step and procedure provided. Let me attach my /etc/lilo.conf file with this email so you can see how my configuration looks like.

prompt
timeout=0
boot=/dev/hda2
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message
linear

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-14
     label=linux
     initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.18-14.img
     read-only
     append="root=LABEL=/"

other=/dev/hda1
     optional
     label=DOS


Thanks again.

Rgds,
Sot
You can set NTLDR to boot all of your operating systems. Search the PAQ's at EE because it has been posted a lot. After you have done this, you can fdisk /mbr. That will delete LILO. If NTLDR does not start, put in your XP CD and select recovery console. It will ask you what installation you want to connect to. Select your XP installation. It will then ask for an administrator pass. Put it in. Run fixmbr. Reboot.
Oops, I thought you said XP, disreguard the post above. I'm sorry all
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