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The ''LI''nux ''LO''ader, or '''LILO''' for short, is a legacy, yet still used multi-boot loader for Linux systems. In spite of being the standard choice over the course of several years, it has been slowly phased out thanks to the advent of [[GRUB]], an alternative boot loader offering easier configuration and less chances of rendering systems unbootable.
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The ''LI''nux ''LO''ader, or '''LILO''' for short, is a legacy multi-boot loader for Linux systems. In spite of being the standard choice over the course of several years, it has been slowly phased out thanks to the advent of [[GRUB]], an alternative boot loader offering easier configuration and less chances of rendering systems unbootable.
  
 
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LILO can be installed during system installation by selecting the {{package Official|lilo}} during package selection. It can be installed after the fact with:
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LILO can be installed during system installation by selecting {{package Official|lilo}} during package selection. It can be installed after the fact with:
 
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The LInux LOader, or LILO for short, is a legacy multi-boot loader for Linux systems. In spite of being the standard choice over the course of several years, it has been slowly phased out thanks to the advent of GRUB, an alternative boot loader offering easier configuration and less chances of rendering systems unbootable.

Installation

LILO can be installed during system installation by selecting Template:Package Official during package selection. It can be installed after the fact with:

# pacman -S lilo

Configuration

LILO is configured by editing the Template:Filename file and running Template:Filename afterwards to apply the new configuration. If choosing LILO during the Arch Linux installation process, the configuration file should have been already performed.

As a reminder, consider that LILO needs to be run after every kernel upgrade, otherwise the system is likely to be rendered unbootable.

More help on setting up LILO can be found in the LILO-mini-HOWTO.

Sample setup

A typical LILO setup:

Tip: If LILO is really slow while loading the bzImage, try adding Template:Codeline to Template:Filename's global section, as shown below.

Template:File

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