From Cavaiani, Don on Sun, 02 Jan 2000
If I put the "other" (the msdos portion) code in the lilo.conf B/4 the image = ... for the Linux O/S, will msdos load as the default (i.e., if the operator does not enter anything) instead of Linux.
Or, is there another way to do this?
/sbin/lilo will make the first "stanza" (section) of the /etc/lilo.conf file the default unless there is an explicit 'default=' directive in the "global" section.
If you do use the 'default=' directive, refer to the desired stanza by its label.
The issues of whether the OS will boot without any keystroke intervention, how long it will wait, whether it will prompt the user by default, and what the prompt message will look like can all be answered by reading the lilo.conf(5) man page.
[ It's likely there is also more than you ever wanted to know about LILO in the directory under /usr/docs (or /usr/share/docs) for the lilo package. -- Heather ]