- -C config-file
Specifies an alternative to the default configuration file
(/etc/lilo.conf ). lilo uses the configuration file to
determine what files to map when it installs LILO.
- -I label
Prints the path to the kernel specified by label
to standard output or outputs an error message if no matching label is found. For
% lilo -I linux
Lists the currently mapped files. LILO maintains a
file, by default /boot/map, containing the name and
location of the kernels to boot. Running lilo with this option
prints the names of the files in the map file to standard output, as in this example (in which the asterisk indicates that linux is the default):
% lilo -q
- -r root-directory
Specifies that before doing anything else, LILO should chroot to the indicated directory. This option is used for repairing a setup from a boot floppy-you can boot from a floppy but have LILO use
the boot files from the hard drive. For example, if you issue the following commands, LILO will get the files it needs from the hard drive:
% mount /dev/hda2 /mnt
% lilo -r /mnt
- -R command-line
Sets the default command for the boot
loader the next time it executes. The command executes once and
then is removed by the boot loader. This option is
typically used in reboot scripts, just before calling shutdown -r.
Indicates that this is a test and does not really write a new boot sector or
map file. It can be used with -v to find out what
LILO would do during a normal run.
- -u device-name
Uninstalls LILO by restoring the saved boot sector
from /boot/boot.nnnn after validating it against
a timestamp. device-name is the name of the device on which LILO
is installed, such as /dev/hda2.
- -U device-name
Is like -u, but does not check the timestamp.
Specifies verbose output.
Prints the LILO version number.