A change in LILO, and partition expanding

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    A change in LILO, and partition expanding

    I recently partitioned my HDD, and installed Red Hat linux 8 on the empty 2.5 gig partition, have about 800MB left on the partition.

    My first question is: What would be a good way to expand my linux parition?

    My second question: When I first installed mandrake, It had a really nice-looking LILO bootloader. When I formatted the linux partition, and installed red hat, it came out with a LILO bootloader that had a terrible low-resolution image.
    I want to change this image to something more pleasing to the eye. Is this possible? I already looked in linux's etc/lilo.conf , but it had nothing about an image.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    To your first question, if you want to expand your linux partition you can buy another drive and mount it as /home, /root, /whatever. That's what I did:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 2.0G 925M 970M 49% /
    /dev/hdb1 5.7G 180k 5.3G 1% /home
    There are a lot of tutorials on how to do this, just search on google for "linux partition" or some of the sort.

    As for lilo, /etc/lilo.conf *should* have settings for video resolutions. If not, it's probably something redhat specific causing it. Check redhat docs, I've never used rh before.

      __               &n bsp;      ___ & nbsp;       &nb sp;       &nbsp ;    
     /\ \  __    &nbs p;           /\_ \      &nbsp ;        & nbsp;     
     \_\ \/\_\  ____     _ __\//\ \    __  __&n bsp;    __   
     /'_` \/\ \/\_ ,`\  / __`\\ \ \  /\ \/\ \  /'__`\ 
    /\ \_\ \ \ \/_/  /_/\ \_\ \\_\ \_\ \ \_/ |/\  __/ 
    \ \___,_\ \_\/\____\ \____//\____\\ \___/ \ \____\
     \/__,_ /\/_/\/____/\/___/ \/____/ \/__/   \/____/
            &n bsp; I have a BAD figlet& nbsp;addiction.

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    Ok, im all figured out. I just got partition magic 8 and looked around in linux a bit and found a .b file that contained the background image for LILO. Thanks!

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