Originally Published: Sunday, 26 December 1999 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

The Linux Boot Manager Lilo

To many users, just one Linux on their hard disks is not enough: The cautious Windows ex-user wants to keep his or her old system, keen Linux enthusiasts want to boot different kernel versions and distributions. Linux boot manager Lilo can do all that - and a lot more. Linux loader Lilo primarily provides the boot code which puts the Linux kernel into memory. n addition, Lilo can act as a boot manager and start other operating systems. It also offers various convenient functions, for example time-controlling the boot process or protecting it with a pass word.