Re: Boot prompt
From: jess (asyq96_at_dsl.pipex.net)
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 07:22:04 +0100
I have a timeout=50.
For some reason it will not boot unless I hit the enter key at the prompt.
Could the boot partition be incorrectly configured. I did not want to
rewrite the MBR in case I lose all access to the hard drive.
I dont think it will be as simple as correcting the lilo.conf file. Have
you any ideas what would cause the timeout value not to continue booting
If I do this to remove lilo, would I then boot directly with no prompt or
will it be unable to see the linux to boot at all?
lilo -u /dev/hda
Sorry if this is a bit basic, but there is important info on this computer
and I dont want to lose it experimenting. If I can sort out the not
automatically booting problem this computer would do for another while yet.
There was a actually a 3D in the timeout line which I have removed
timeout = 3D 50
Do I need to run lilo when I make the changes to lilo.conf? Can a dodgy
lilo.conf file cause problems or will it be safe to try this?
Thanks for your advice.
"Ron House" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> jess wrote:
> > Hi,
> > When I start my computer, it does not get past the lilo boot prompt. So
> > I log in remotely and restart, the computer will not be running unless I
> > there to hit the enter key.
> > Is it possible to have the server bypass this prompt and start
> > automatically?
> Have a timeout=n line in your lilo.conf global section, where n is in
> tenths of a second.
> Ron House firstname.lastname@example.org