> Can someone tell me if it's possible to place a message on the screen just
> before the LILO prompt, reminding users what to type? ie
> "echo Type linux for LINUX or win for Windows 98"
> Can this be done in lilo.conf?
Yes. Put the message you want in a file in /boot (say /boot/lilo.txt)
and add the line "message=/boot/lilo.txt" to your lilo.conf.
From the LILO manual:
MESSAGE=<message_file> Specifies a file containing a message that is
displayed before the boot prompt. No message is displayed while
waiting for a modifier key ([Shift], etc.) after printing "LILO".
In the message, the FF character ([Ctrl L]) clears the local
screen. The size of the message file is limited to 65535 bytes. The
map file has to be rebuilt if the message file is changed or moved.
I *think* this only works with LILO 21 and later.
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