Installing Lilo

Installation of Lilo

Install Lilo by running the following commands:

make &&
make install

It appears that compilation of this package fails on certain machines when the -g compiler flag is being used. If a user can't compile Lilo at all, he should try to remove the -g value from the CFLAGS variable in the Makefile file.

At the end of the installation the make install process will print a message stating that /sbin/lilo has to be executed to complete the update. Don't do this as it has no use. The /etc/lilo.conf isn't present yet. We will complete the installation of lilo in chapter 8.


The Lilo package contains the lilo program.


lilo installs the Linux boot loader which is used to start a Linux system.