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Posted: Nov. 17 2007,16:59 QUOTE

I believe it's because toram unmounts the boot drive, frugal as only some files can be edited, and lilo, since it requires a rerun to accept new settings

Using grub instead would be easier, but your setup is fine, no need to change :)

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Posted: Nov. 17 2007,17:03 QUOTE

Most people find Grub easier to modify the append section.
In fact with Grub while its menu is displayed pressing the letter e will allow temporary editing of the options. If you are changing options often then grub may be more suitable. Grub also does not need to be re-installed in the mbr. It reads its configuration file.

There is nothing wrong by using Lilo, in fact for setting up an appliance type application lilo is probably preferred, simply because it is not as easy to change boot options and with the combination of using 'toram', well you see you have a little more work to do to change it. Not only do you have to edit the configuration file, it needs to be re-installed.

Different choices, DSL offers both.
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Posted: Nov. 17 2007,17:23 QUOTE

Many Thanks to roberts and curage for the info.

roberts' 6 steps suggested in previous post can be found on page 162 of the DSL book.

I have Lilo on my main computer will try Grub on my backup unit with and without the toram option and see which one works better for me.

roberts, keep up the great work you are doing as you have provided an invaluable alternative to many of us frustrated with bloat and constant hardware upgrades.
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