[CentOS] Lilo for CentOS 5?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Jan 8 19:40:57 UTC 2010


At Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:29:06 -0800 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> >> At Fri, 8 Jan 2010 09:36:57 -0800 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> 
> >> Thanks.  I'm guessing that I'll have to manually update lilo.conf after
> >> kernel updates.
> >
> > If I remember correctly, lilo.conf gets updated automatically (but
> > don't quote on me). :-D
> 
> Looks like the new kernel stanza gets added to lilo.conf
> automatically, but the default needs to be changed manually.

OK, not a problem.

I did look at the grub.conf that was generated and things are a little
different from what I expected (I selected 'Virtualization' during the
install process):

title CentOS (2.6.18-164.el5xen)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-164.el5 
        module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-164.el5xen ro root=LABEL=/c5 irqpoll
        module /initrd-2.6.18-164.el5xen.img

The grub 'module' option is new to me and I am unsure how this maps to
lilo (the lilo docs don't talk about multi-boot, which I guess is what
is going on here, at least from reading the grub docs).

> 
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