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Bug 7898 - lilo is missing 'timeout' in example config
Summary: lilo is missing 'timeout' in example config
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Donny Davies (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-09-13 20:37 UTC by Matt Prall
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Matt Prall 2002-09-13 20:37:08 UTC
when you emerge lilo it puts an example config in /etc, it says "delay=50" but
that is incorrect and should be "timeout=50".
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-09-13 21:04:56 UTC
no ... delay is a valid option
what is missing is a timeout line ...
but that depends ... lilo will boot without a timeout line (i think) ... i just 
dont know what the default timeout value is ...

# We always want to see the prompt with a 15 second timeout


# If a LOCKed command line, or pre-stored command line is present
# delay 3 seconds to allow cancellation with the Shift key

Comment 2 Matt Prall 2002-09-13 21:17:40 UTC
Oh I didnt realize that, sorry. Actually it doesnt boot, it requires the user to
hit enter to boot the distro, just a suggestion, you might want to add that in.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-09-13 21:44:11 UTC
you are correct that it should be in there though ;)