What is LILO?

• LILO is Linux Loader is a boot loader for Linux. It is used to load Linux into the memory and start the Operating system. LILO can be configured to boot other operating systems as well. LILO is customizable, which means that if the default configuration is not correct, it can be changed. Config file for LILO is lilo.conf.
• LILO is also a code snippet which loads PC BIOS into the main memory at the time of starting the computer system. It handles the following tasks:
-Locating Linux kernel
-Identifying other supporting programs and loading them in the memory
-Starting Kernel
• The selection of various kernel images and boot routines is supported by LILO. For this reason, it is known as boot manager.