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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Configuring LILO

LILO (short for Linux loader) is the standard Linux loader. This program is the most flexible of the Linux boot loaders. LILO can be configured to reside in either the master boot record of your hard disk or the boot sector of a partition of a hard disk. You will have made this decision when installing Linux; depending on your system, one or the other will work best for you.

If your mind stalled when reading the previous paragraph, you're not alone. The most modern PC today boots very much like a PC did in 1982. However, the hardware has changed so much that the boot process requires the operating system and the loader for the operating system to be aware of the various workarounds that have been implemented on PCs to support, ...

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