Using LILO to boot BeOS, Linux and Win95
If you prefer to use the Linux LILO utility over BeOS’s bootman, you’re nuts. But if you really want to, here are step-by-step instructions (note, however, that bootman does a great job of booting most operating systems, is much easier to configure, and is more visually appealing). It’s also important to note that even if you use bootman, Linux still requires the presence of LILO. However, since bootman is installed in the master boot record (MBR), LILO must be configured to reside in the boot partition, rather than in the MBR. You can do this by booting Linux from a floppy and re-running the LILO configuration utility. That said, here’s all you need to know:
1. extract zbeos file from BeLaunch (Windows boot utils for BeOS/x86).
2. copy zbeos into /boot/ directory in linux (there should be boot.b, chain.b, vmlinuz*, …)
3. backup your /etc/lilo.conf file
4. edit your /etc/lilo.conf file like this:
Hepcat719 (email@example.com) offers this lilo.conf to replace the old one; this should cause fewer problems…
-- bboot=/dev/hda root=/dev/hda5 install=/boot/boot.b map=/boot/map vga=normal delay=200 prompt timeout=200 message=/boot/message other=/dev/hda1 label=win alias=w table=/dev/hda image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.15.ppp.rtc alias=l label=Linux vga=0x0f07 read-only other=/dev/hdb2 label=Be alias=b table=/dev/hdb --
5. run lilo -v to get verbose info what your lilo manager does.
6. reboot your machine
7. answer be when you are prompted by LILO: and it should work (at least it works for me here)
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