Booting Linux by the boot manager of Boot-US
Linux can be installed on a primary or logical partition on any hard disk.
In order that such a partition can be booted by the boot manager of Boot-US
the Linux loader LILO must be installed onto the boot sector of the Linux partition.
Below you will find a concrete example for the configuration file
/etc/lilo.conf which has been kindly provided
by a user (Sebastian Steinmetz) who boots Linux by the boot manager of Boot-US.
In this case Linux is installed on a logical partition
on the second EIDE disk
When Linux resides on another location the installation target
of LILO must be modified appropriately. Starting with LILO 21.6 the Linux
boot partition may reside beyond 8 GB limit (parameter lba32).
Example for /etc/lilo.conf:
# LILO configuration file
# Start LILO global Section
boot=/dev/hdb5 # installation target of LILO
compact # faster (not guaranteed to work)
vga = normal # force sane state
lba32 # overcome the 8 GB limit
# End LILO global section
image = /boot/vmlinuz # image to boot
root = /dev/hdb5 # root partition
label = Linux # appears at LILO prompt
alias = l
After each change of this configuration file the modifications must be written back
to disk by executing /sbin/lilo.