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Immediately after it's loaded, LILO checks whether one of the following
- any of the [Shift], [Control] or [Alt] keys is pressed.
- [CapsLock] or [ScrollLock] is set.
If this is the case, LILO displays the "boot:" prompt
and waits for the name of a boot image (i.e. Linux kernel or other
operating system). Otherwise, it boots the default boot image or -
if a delay has been specified - waits for one of the listed activities
until that amount of time has passed.
At the boot prompt, the name of the image to boot can be entered.
Typing errors can be corrected with [BackSpace], [Delete],
[Ctrl U] and [Ctrl X]. A list of known images can be obtained
by pressing [?] or [Tab].
If [Enter] is pressed and no file name has been entered, the default
image is booted.