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Need help with skipping boot screen.

alright, I just started using linux(xandros: hey Im a noob) and so far I love it. I have read everything on this topic but nothing solves it. I was able to sucessfully boot linux from my nt loader(I am using xp,2000,98, then linux). To do this I had to tell lilo to not install on mbr, but primary partition. Now when ever I start xandros it still makes me press enter to select my system.(it gives me Xandos, safe video, and Configure expert) I just want it to boot staight to xandos without these options. Everything I read says I have to config the lilo.conf. However because of my boot configuration I don't have this file etc/lilo.conf. I just have lilop.conf. I tried to modify this(delete prompt, change timeout to 0) but it doesn't do anything. It still gives me those three options and the timeout is still 30 sec. Anyone help?
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modulo

8/22/2022 - Mon
Nick Accad

after you made your modifications, did u run lilo?

lilo must be run after modifying the config file to apply
the changes to the bootloader in the MBR

tc
-nick
wreckage22

after editing the config try "make zlilo" to write the config changes to lilo. I am thinking that your problem must be Xandros specific, I have never gotten the screen that wants me to choose which version of linux after I have chosen to boot to it, unless ofcourse I have several versions installed for differant video cards, etc. Try switching flavours, that might help . =)
wreckage22

after editing the config try "make zlilo" to write the config changes to lilo. I am thinking that your problem must be Xandros specific, I have never gotten the screen that wants me to choose which version of linux after I have chosen to boot to it, unless ofcourse I have several versions installed for differant video cards, etc. Try switching flavours, that might help . =)
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Nick Accad

sirotz is using the XP boot loader to switch to the
bootloader on the MBR of the linux partition

as to the boot options, this is simply multiple runlevels
so to speak, 3, 5, ...etc, not multiple versions of linux

as to running make zlilo, that is only true if you are
compiling the kernel, not this situation.

please read the questions fully before submitting comments
that can really confuse users.

-nick

wreckage22

sorry, i am just a foolish lad with poor reading comprehension
wreckage22

sorry, i am just a foolish lad with poor reading comprehension
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It's alright I am always open to ideas. I have tried many.  My thing is that the boot loader isn't on the mbr but on hte partition.(/dev/hda8 to be exact.)  When setting up xandros I chose not to install on mbr to create the booting through NTLDR. There isn't any file called lilo.conf just lilop.conf and I tried editing that, went to browser, / then etc then selected lilop.conf.  I could view what was on it off to the right.  Then I went to edit and open with text editor.  And made my changes.  Here is what the file lilop.conf looked before I did anything.

boot=/dev/hda8
install=/boot/cboot.b
message=/boot/splash.lilo
timeout=300
map=/boot/map
prompt
fix-table
lba32
read-only
disk=/dev/hda bios=0x80
image=/vmlinuz
label=[]s_Desktop_1.0
vga=0xf04
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw acpi=off"
mage=/vmlinuz
label=Safe_Video_Mode
vga=0xf04
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw 3=off"
mage=/vmlinuz
label={}ure_(Expert)
vga=normal
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw single=off"

I changed timeout to 0,nothing, added default=[]s_Desktop_1.0, nothing then deleted prompt, nothing still
wreckage22

If you always boot to the []s_Desktop_1.0 why not just comment out the other labels and their information? Don't know if it would work, though I am sure naccad would let me know. But i would try it. In theory if the lilop.cfg can't see the other "labels" then it wont know to give you the option to boot for them.
sirotz

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It's alright I am always open to ideas. I have tried many.  My thing is that the boot loader isn't on the mbr but on hte partition.(/dev/hda8 to be exact.)  When setting up xandros I chose not to install on mbr to create the booting through NTLDR. There isn't any file called lilo.conf just lilop.conf and I tried editing that, went to browser, / then etc then selected lilop.conf.  I could view what was on it off to the right.  Then I went to edit and open with text editor.  And made my changes.  Here is what the file lilop.conf looked before I did anything.

boot=/dev/hda8
install=/boot/cboot.b
message=/boot/splash.lilo
timeout=300
map=/boot/map
prompt
fix-table
lba32
read-only
disk=/dev/hda bios=0x80
image=/vmlinuz
label=[]s_Desktop_1.0
vga=0xf04
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw acpi=off"
mage=/vmlinuz
label=Safe_Video_Mode
vga=0xf04
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw 3=off"
mage=/vmlinuz
label={}ure_(Expert)
vga=normal
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw single=off"

I changed timeout to 0,nothing, added default=[]s_Desktop_1.0, nothing then deleted prompt, nothing still
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sirotz

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It's alright I am always open to ideas. I have tried many.  My thing is that the boot loader isn't on the mbr but on hte partition.(/dev/hda8 to be exact.)  When setting up xandros I chose not to install on mbr to create the booting through NTLDR. There isn't any file called lilo.conf just lilop.conf and I tried editing that, went to browser, / then etc then selected lilop.conf.  I could view what was on it off to the right.  Then I went to edit and open with text editor.  And made my changes.  Here is what the file lilop.conf looked before I did anything.

boot=/dev/hda8
install=/boot/cboot.b
message=/boot/splash.lilo
timeout=300
map=/boot/map
prompt
fix-table
lba32
read-only
disk=/dev/hda bios=0x80
image=/vmlinuz
label=[]s_Desktop_1.0
vga=0xf04
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw acpi=off"
mage=/vmlinuz
label=Safe_Video_Mode
vga=0xf04
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw 3=off"
mage=/vmlinuz
label={}ure_(Expert)
vga=normal
root=/dev/hda8
initrd=/boot/initrd/-2.4.19-x1.gz
append="rw single=off"

I changed timeout to 0,nothing, added default=[]s_Desktop_1.0, nothing then deleted prompt, nothing still
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