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Next: Bios Limitations Up: 2.2.2 LILO Previous: Booting Basics   Contents LILO in the MBR

This is a ``safe'' LILO setup: LILO is booted by the DOS-MBR. No other boot sectors have to be touched. If the other OS (or one of them, if there are several other operating systems being used) should be booted without using LILO, the other partition has to be marked ``active'' with fdisk or activate.


When you choose LILO as your boot loader during the installation of Linux and you choose to install it into the MBR this is essentially what the installer does.