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Re: [vox-tech] vintage lilo interface



hi mark,

i did think of this, but unfortunately there's no "message" directive 
in /etc/lilo.conf.  i tend to eliminate stuff that that from my system.

it's been so long since the change took place that i hardly remember what the
old interface looked like.

pete 


begin: Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> quote
> Perhaps it's using the "message" option?  From `man lilo.conf`:
> 
>        message= message-file
>               specifies a file containing a message that is  dis-
>               played  before  the boot prompt. No message is dis-
>               played while  waiting  for  a  shifting  key  after
>               printing  "LILO ". In the message, the FF character
>               ([Ctrl L]) clears the local screen. The size of the
>               message  file  is  limited  to 65535 bytes. The map
>               file has to be  rebuilt  if  the  message  file  is
>               changed or moved.
> 
> The message file understands ANSI escape sequences for changing colors, so
> that would explain the red text.
> 
> On my system, LILO says "Welcome to Mark's system.  Please don't do
> anything I wouldn't do."
> 
> -Mark
> 
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > hi there,
> >
> > awhile ago, the lilo interface on woody changed.  these days, it clears the
> > screen and shows a red menu of all the kernels that are available to boot.
> >
> > i'd like to change this back to the original "vintage" interface, which was
> > just plain text, no screen clears, no red menus.
> >
> > anyone have any idea if the old interface is still available?
> >
> > pete
> >
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