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Boot Loader Configuration

Boot Loader Configuration

Lilo is no longer an option during the install. Lilo is still in the distribution, so if you are doing an upgrade from S.L. 3.x, where you installed Lilo, you can still upgrade without problems.
A text version install will walk you through each of the boot loader options, but it usually has the best option already filled in, or selected for you. Unless you know you need some option changed, it is usually best to go with the default.

Installation Help
By default, the GRUB boot loader is installed on the system. If you do not want to install GRUB as your boot loader, select Change boot loader.

You can also choose which OS (if you have more than one) should boot by default. Select Default beside the preferred boot partition to choose your default bootable OS. You cannot move forward in the installation unless you choose a default boot image.

You may add, edit, and delete the boot loader entries by selecting a partition with your mouse and then clicking on the appropriate button.

To enhance your system security, select Use a Boot Loader Password. Once selected, enter a password and then confirm it.

If you want to configure where the boot loader is installed or if you want to add options to the boot command, select Configure advanced boot loader options.

Advanced Boot Loader Configuration

You only get this screen is you select "Configure advanced boot loader options"

Installation Help
Select where you want the boot loader to be installed. If your system uses only Scientific Linux, select the Master Boot Record (MBR). For systems on which Win95/98 (for example) and Scientific Linux reside on a single hard drive, you should also install the boot loader to the MBR.

If you have Windows NT (and you want a boot loader to be installed) you should choose to install it on the first sector of the boot partition.

Click Change Drive Order to rearrange the drive order. Changing the drive order may be useful if you have multiple SCSI adapters or both SCSI and IDE adapters and want to boot from the SCSI device.

Select Force LBA32 if you have experienced problems with the system using LBA32 support during previous installations; for example, the system may need to exceed the 1024 cylinder limit for the /boot partition. Only if you have a system which supports the LBA32 extension for booting operating systems above the 1024 cylinder limit, and you want to place your /boot partition above cylinder 1024, should you select this option. If you are unsure, do not select the Force LBA32 option.

If you wish to add default options to the boot command, enter them into the General kernel parameters field. Any options you enter are passed to the Linux kernel every time it boots.

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