Bug 115046 - lilo not reading lilo.conf
lilo not reading lilo.conf
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-02-05 16:06 EST by Jody Branter
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-05 17:49:57 EST
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Description Jody Branter 2004-02-05 16:06:18 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to change the default os that lilo boots to from Linux to
WindowsXP.  Seems simple enough right?  Edit the 'default=' line in
the lilo.conf file to say 'default=WindowsXP'.  here is my lilo.conf:

prompt
timeout=100
default=WindowsXP
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/xray-blue.boot
linear

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8smp
	label=Linux
	initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8smp.img
	read-only
	append="root=LABEL=/"

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8
	label=Linux-up
	initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
	read-only
	append="root=LABEL=/"

other=/dev/hda1
	optional
	label=WindowsXP

Why then does it still boot to Linux?  I've tried moving the Windows
entry to the top of the list like you used to have to do, but it
doesn't help.  The system always boots to Linux by default.  Windows
does boot, but only when you select it before the time runs out.  This
has me stumped.  Could lilo be reading from something other than
lilo.conf?  Is there something missing in the file?

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.reboot the damn computer
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Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-05 17:49:57 EST
You have to rerun /sbin/lilo after changing lilo.conf.

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