Why not /boot/lilo.onf instead of /etc/lilo.conf ?

Rainer Peter Feller rainer at maren.desy.de
Mon Sep 1 06:22:11 PDT 2003

On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Zoilo wrote:

> Rainer Peter Feller wrote:
> >On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Zoilo wrote:
> >
> >just the "standard" of having configfiles in /etc /usr/etc
> >but putting the boot-config into the boot dir ... why not.
> >'Your Distro, your rules' eh?
> Of course!
> But I am just curious why this is not the standard, as it seems more
> logical to me. After all, lilo keeps track of (a.o.) the various boot
> kernels and root partitions. So (if there is /boot partition), it seems
> natural to keep /lilo.conf in /boot instead of in /etc in some root
> partition..
> Or am I overlooking something?
> >but I would prefere at least a softlink from /boot/lilo.conf to
> >/etc/lilo.conf or you have to remember to make a "lilo -C /boot/lilo.conf"
> >
> Not possible, since we don't know which root partition is (going to be)
> mounted. Depending on the mounted root partition, you would end up with
> a different lilo.conf, and if you run lilo you may not be able to boot
> into another partition anymore......
> Z.

o.k. the softlink is in each root partitition in /etc/lilo.conf pointing
to /boot/lilo.conf, not the other way round ... the kernels should also be
in /boot/kernels or something

CUH Rainer Peter Feller

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