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Support Status of the bootloader LILO on SLES/SLED 11 x86 and x86_64

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 1
x86 and x86_64 architecture only


You want to know the support status of the LILO bootloader in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop 11 (SLE11).


The LILO bootloader is still included in SLE11 x86 and x86_64, so that those still need LILO can configure it manually. Configuration by YaST (resp. perl-Bootloader) is still possible, but not supported any more. You get a warning if you switch from GRUB to LILO in YaST. Further, using LILO via  AutoYaST is not supported either.

The LILO rpm package as such is L3-supported.

Additional Information

LILO on the PowerPC architecture is not affected by the above support statement. Both, the configuration via YaST/AutoYaST as well as the LILO rpm package as such is fully supported on PowerPC systems.


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  • Document ID:7003226
  • Creation Date:07-MAY-09
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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