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       liloconfig - interactive configure script for lilo




       liloconfig  is  an  interactive  program which will ask you a series of
       questions and write a lilo.conf(5) configuration file for you. It  will
       also  set  up the Master Boot Record (MBR) so that Linux will boot from
       hard disk.  It is normally run automatically whenever you  upgrade  the
       lilo(8) Debian package.

       The  configuration  file generated by liloconfig is intended for common
       installations; if your setup  is  complicated  or  unusual  you  should
       consider  writing your own customised lilo.conf.  To do this you should
       refer to the comprehensive lilo documentation, which can  be  found  in
       /usr/share/doc/lilo/ on Debian systems.

       If you have already written your own lilo.conf then the script will ask
       you if you wish to keep it, in which case it will check it for  options
       which are incompatible with the current version of lilo and run lilo to
       install the boot block.

       If you have no lilo.conf or choose to  overwrite  it,  liloconfig  will
       perform three operations to ensure that the Linux system will boot from
       the hard disk: install LILO  in  the  Linux  partition’s  boot  record,
       install  a  simple  MBR,  and  mark  the  Linux partition as the active
       partition.  You will be prompted prior to each of these operations,  so
       you can skip them and perform them manually later on.

       The  automatically generated lilo.conf contains helpful comments, so it
       might well be a good place to start even if you wish to roll  your  own
       configuration file.


       Bruce Perens <>,
       Bernd Eckenfels <>
       and Vincent Renardias <>.

       Peter Maydell ( wrote this manual page.


       lilo(8), lilo.conf(5)

       lilo  comes  with  extensive  documentation;  this  can  be  found   in
       /usr/share/doc/lilo/ on Debian systems.

                                September 1999                   LILOCONFIG(8)