What is LILO?

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  • Clay Page
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    • Sep 2022
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    What is LILO?

    Hello everyone,
    Please let me know What is LILO?
  • Christian J
    Member
    • Sep 2022
    • 82

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    Hi Clay,

    LILO stands for Linux Loader, which is a boot loader program used in Linux operating systems. The bootloader is responsible for loading the operating system into memory when the computer is turned on or restarted. LILO was one of the earliest boot loader programs used in Linux and was primarily used in older versions of Linux distributions.

    LILO works by accessing a configuration file called lilo.conf, which specifies the location of the kernel image and the options for booting the operating system. When the computer is turned on or restarted, LILO reads this configuration file and loads the kernel image into memory. Once the kernel is loaded, it takes over and continues the boot process.

    While LILO was once a popular boot loader for Linux, it has largely been replaced by newer boot loaders such as GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) and its successor GRUB2. GRUB is now the default boot loader for most Linux distributions and offers more advanced features and flexibility than LILO.

    I hope this explanation is useful to you.

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