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I have Mandrake 9.2 running on HP Pavillion 5385 Laptop. Partioned with Win XP Pro running on other partition. My problem is that when I configure /etc/lilo.conf the lilo boot ...
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    LILO CONFIGURATION PROBLEM.


    I have Mandrake 9.2 running on HP Pavillion 5385 Laptop. Partioned with Win XP Pro running on other partition. My problem is that when I configure /etc/lilo.conf the lilo boot menu does not change appropriately and still shows the old values. I installed a different kernel and wanted to see it work, however the lilo boot menu does not have its options changes. Following is my /etc/lilo.conf
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    default="windows"
    keytable=/boot/us.klt
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout=100
    message=/boot/message
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    other=/dev/hda1
    label="windows"
    table=/dev/hda
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux"
    root=/dev/hda2
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3 splash=silent"
    vga=788
    read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux-nonfb"
    root=/dev/hda2
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3"
    read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz-enterprise
    label="linux-enterpris"
    root=/dev/hda2
    initrd=/boot/initrd-enterprise.img
    append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3 splash=silent"
    read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="failsafe"
    root=/dev/hda2
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="devfs=nomount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3 failsafe"
    read-only
    other=/dev/fd0
    label="floppy"
    unsafe
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    and I do not see my labes on the menu in the order specified above. What am I doing wrong???

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    After editing the lilo.conf you need to run lilo as root.
    You will see it writes the new configuration to the bootsector.
    And shows a * after the default kernel.


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    You only need to post your question in One (1) section. If your not sure where to post, put it in "linux newbie" or "Misc" and a moderator will move it if necessary.

    Thanks,

    Jason

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