Bug 15986 - need option for lilo w/o graphical display
Summary: need option for lilo w/o graphical display
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-08-11 13:51 UTC by whampton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-01 05:23:09 UTC
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Description whampton 2000-08-11 13:51:36 UTC
The new graphical look to LILO is great!  However, at install time, there
should be a check box to allow one to disable it.  This would be very
useful for headless systems, systems w/o VGA, and systems using a serial
console.  For example, I would turn it off for my firewall box  (RH 6.1 on
a 486/66, stripped down version of RH).

Comment 1 fleury 2000-08-16 12:48:40 UTC
I would be interested too by disabling this feature (but just in some case, keep
this feature by default).

Comment 2 mal 2000-08-20 16:36:15 UTC
An ability to boot without a graphical display 
may be extremely useful in many situations.

Comment 3 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-20 20:58:49 UTC
I am not sure if this belongs to lilo or not but I agree.


Comment 4 Pekka Savola 2000-08-22 20:35:15 UTC
The new VGA selection screen disappears if you delete certain new boot message line
from lilo.conf.  

Comment 5 TJ McNeely 2000-09-01 05:23:08 UTC
What the last person was tryig to say.. I think I will try to make clearer.

what you need to do is...

- Become root (if not already)
- type "vi /etc/lilo.conf" [ENTER]
- arrow down to the line that looks like this
- hit 'd' twice. (this should DELETE that line entirely)
- type ":wq!" [ENTER]
- you should now be back at the prompt... type "lilo"
- type "reboot" (and notice the TEXT version of lilo is back)

(Sorry if this is too "remedial" for this buglist.. I work with people that need
help spelling vi :) )

TJ McNeely

Comment 6 Doug Ledford 2000-09-02 02:15:10 UTC
Ditto what TJ said.  Delete the message= line out of the lilo.conf file then
rerun lilo and you won't see the vga selection screen any more.

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