Lilo can be installed into the Master Boot Record (MBR) or as the first part of some other disk partition. That is, you have the choice of the BIOS starting up lilo or some other program in your MBR. The MBR program that cames with Debian is installed when you run the command -, install, mbr. To overwrite the part of lilo that is installed on the MBR you simply install something else in the MBR!
When lilo overwrites the MBR it keeps a copy of the old MBR in case you find you need to restore it for any reason.
On Velox lilo fails because the disk is too big.
lilo -L (or add
# lilo -L Added 2.2.18pre21 * # dd if=/dev/sda of=/root/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1 # mcopy /root/bootsect.lnx a: # lilo -u /dev/sda # reboot (into NT)
Then as above in Section @ref(sec:dual.nt) to update the MS/Windows/NT boot loader.
Remember: Be sure to run the
lilo command after you
/etc/lilo.conf or the changes will not be in effect.
Note that new kernel images go into
/boot/vmlinux. The old
is put into
/boot/vmlinux.old. Thus you can have a
image=/vmlinuz label=linux root=/dev/hda2 image=/vmlinuz.old label=linux.old root=/dev/hda2
Note also that /vmlinux is a symbolic link into the actual file stored
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