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Langue: en

Version: 110633 (mandriva - 01/05/08)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


bxtlilo - Install lilo on a bochs-hd-image


bxtlilo [ options ] image-file


bxtlilo will install lilo on a bochs-hd-image. It will add the first Linux partition and the first "other" partition (DOS, Win??, if any) to the lilo boot-menu.


Show the version-number of the Bochs-Tools
Show options and parameters
Don't output informative messages (default)
Output informative messages
Simulate commands, but don't execute them
-r root
Number of root-partition, e.g. -r 1 (defaults to boot-partition). You explicitly have to give the number of the root-partition, if /boot is mounted on it's own partition!
-b boot
Number of boot-partition, e.g. -b 2 (default: autodetected)
-k kernel
path to the kernel, relative to the root of the boot-partition. Use "-k /boot/vmlinuz" if the boot-partition is the root-partition, or "-k /vmlinuz" if /boot is mounted on it's own partition (default: autodetect kernels)


To install lilo on a hd-image use the command:
  # bxtlilo woody.img

DOS/Windows considerations

Although bxtlilo adds a DOS/Windows partition to the boot-menu, this does not mean that lilo can necessarily boot that partition. If you did not install the DOS/Windows operating system from inside Bochs, but copied the files (e.g. with bxtcopy(1)) to the partition, the boot-sector of the partition does not contain the necessary boot-code.

In this case, create a boot-floppy for your DOS/Windows system. Add the command to the floppy. Then boot Bochs from the floppy and execute "sys c:" at the prompt. Afterwards, lilo can boot the partition.


This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.


The latest version of this program can be found at:


bxt-synopsis(1), bochs(1), lilo(8)


Bochs-Tools were written and are maintained by Bernhard Bablok (


Please report all bugs to the author. Provide a detailed description of the bug, the version of the program you are running and the operating system you are using.
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