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   Linux FAQ > 8. How To Do This or Find Out That...
Question:  8.4. Boot-Time Configuration.
Answer:

You can configure Linux at the lilo: prompt either by typing the kernel arguments at the BOOT lilo: prompt, or by adding an "append=" directive to the /etc/lilo.conf file; for example:

# At the LILO prompt (example only):
BOOT lilo: parport=0x3bc,7 parport=0x3bc,none serial=0x3f8,4 serial=0x2f8,3


# Example statement for /etc/lilo.conf:
append="parport=0x3bc,none serial=0x3f8,4 serial=0x2f8,3"


If you modify the /etc/lilo.conf file, be sure to run the lilo command to install the new configuration.

Configuration notes for specific hardware devices are in the documentation of the kernel source distribution, /usr/src/linux/Documentation in most distributions.

Refer to the lilo and /etc/lilo.conf manual pages, as well as the LDP BootPrompt-HowTo ("Where Is the Documentation?"), and the documentation in /usr/doc/lilo.


This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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