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Author Topic: Redundancy in LILO?  (Read 2233 times)


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Redundancy in LILO?
« on: May 26, 2009, 06:40:17 pm »

I have noticed that typically in LILO, you end up with "linux" usually at the top of the list, and on down is "linux-gui" These both seem to perform the same login. Is there any necessity in having both? I know how to edit LILO; I am just not sure if it is safe to remove one of those entries. Thank you!
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Re: Redundancy in LILO?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 01:19:18 am »

Yes there is some redundancy there. You can remove the "linux-gui" stanza. Edit your /etc/lilo.conf file (as root) and remove that stanza (it will be obvious what to remove). Then you need to run "lilo -v" as root in a terminal in order to rewrite the image file.
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Re: Redundancy in LILO?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 11:28:07 am »

The idea is that "Linux" boots into your default runlevel (selected during install or via vasm), which is not necessarily gui (4) or tui (2). On the other hand, the other 2 give a fixed choice of runlevels 2 and 4. That said, I tend to do the opposite of what most people do... I remove "Linux" and leave the 2 direct options... ;D
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