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LILO(8) 										  LILO(8)

       lilo - install boot loader

       Main function:

	/sbin/lilo - install boot loader

       Auxiliary uses:

	/sbin/lilo -q - query map
	/sbin/lilo -R - set default command line for next reboot
	/sbin/lilo -I - inquire path name of current kernel
	/sbin/lilo {-u|-U} - uninstall lilo

       lilo  installs  a  boot	loader that will be activated next time you boot.  It has lots of

       -v     Increase verbosity. Giving one or more -v options will make lilo more verbose.

       -q     List the currently mapped files.	lilo maintains a file, by default /boot/map, con-
	      taining  the name and location of the kernel(s) to boot.	This option will list the
	      names therein.

       -m map-file
	      Use specified map file instead of the default.

       -C config-file
	      lilo reads its instructions about what files  to	map  from  its	config	file,  by
	      default  /etc/lilo.conf.	 This  option can be used to specify a non-default config

       -d delay
	      If you have specified several kernels, and  press  Shift	at  boot-time,	the  boot
	      loader  will  present  you  with	a choice of which system to boot. After a timeout
	      period the first kernel in the list is booted. This option  specifies  the  timeout
	      delay in deciseconds.

       -D label
	      Use  the	kernel with the given label, instead of the first one in the list, as the
	      default kernel to boot.

       -r root-directory
	      Before doing anything else, do a	chroot	to  the  indicated  directory.	Used  for
	      repairing a setup from a boot floppy.

       -t     Test only. Do not really write a new boot sector or map file.  Use together with -v
	      to find out what lilo is about to do.

       -c     Enable map compaction. This will merge read requests from adjacent sectors.  Speeds
	      up the booting (especially from floppy).

       -f disk-tab
	      Specify disk geometry parameter file. (The default is /etc/disktab.)

       -i boot-sector
	      Specify a file to be used as the new boot sector. (The default is /boot/boot.b.)

       -l     Generate linear sector addresses instead of sector/head/cylinder addresses.

       -L     Generate 32-bit Logical Block Addresses instead of C:H:S addresses, allowing access
	      to all partitions on disks greater than 8.4Gb.

       -P {fix|ignore}
	      Fix (or ignore) `corrupt' partition tables, i.e., partition tables with linear  and
	      sector/head/cylinder addresses that do not correspond.

       -s save-file
	      When  lilo  overwrites the boot sector, it preserves the old contents in a file, by
	      default /boot/boot.NNNN where NNNN depends on the device. This option specifies  an
	      alternate  save  file for the boot sector. (Or, together with the -u option, speci-
	      fies from where to restore the boot sector.)

       -S save-file
	      Normally, lilo will not overwrite an existing save file.	This  options  says  that
	      overwriting is allowed.

       -u device-name
	      Uninstall lilo, by copying the saved boot sector back. A time-stamp is checked.

       -U device-name
	      Idem, but do not check the time-stamp.

       -R command line
	      This option sets the default command for the boot loader the next time it executes.
	      The boot loader will then erase this line: this is a once-only command. It is typi-
	      cally used in reboot scripts, just before calling `shutdown -r'.

       -I label
	      The label of the running kernel can be found in the environment variable BOOT_IMAGE
	      after startup. This command will print the corresponding path name on stdout.

       -V     Print version number.

       The above command line options correspond to the key words in the  config  file	indicated

	      -b bootdev      boot=bootdev
	      -c	      compact
	      -d dsec	      delay=dsec
	      -D label	      default=label
	      -i bootsector   install=bootsector
	      -f file	      disktab=file
	      -l	      linear
	      -L	      lba32
	      -m mapfile      map=mapfile
	      -P fix	      fix-table
	      -P ignore       ignore-table
	      -s file	      backup=file
	      -S file	      force-backup=file
	      -v	      verbose=level

       The lilo distribution comes with very extensive documentation.

       Werner Almesberger (almesber@bernina.ethz.ch).
       John Coffman (johninsd@san.rr.com) (lba32 extensions).

					  20 March 2000 				  LILO(8)
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