On this panel you can configure what services to run at boot time. I am aware that you may not know what these services are; however, if you are an experienced user you can enable and disable them here. By clicking on each of them you can get a short explanation on the right panel about what they do. If you have absolutely no idea what they are for, don't try to change anything on this panel leave it as default. We will see more about services later.
The boot Loader
The installation wizard offers choice of boot loaders: GRUB, LILO with a graphical menu, or LILO with a text-based menu.
You can specify where to install the Linux boot loader in the "Boot device" section. The default setting will install it onto the master boot record (MBR).
If you already use a boot manager (such as System Commander, Boot Magic, and NT boot loader) you could choose to install the boot loader in the root partition of your Linux system (or even on a floppy). Or replace your boot loader with Lilo.
Lilo allows you to boot multiple operating systems. After installation Lilo usually adds the existing operating system to its menu, or you can add it manually. I have been able to run Windows 2000 professional with NTFS, Linux Mandrake 9.0 and FreeBSD on the same machine with Lilo.
I don't usually experiment with boot loaders I like Lilo and I stick with it, but of course you are not me, so you are free to experiment with whatever pleases you. Experimenting will give knowledge to troubleshoot anything. In this installation choose Lilo with graphical interface. Leave the rest as default. Observe the following. The drop-down list shows the current boot loader entries. Additional operating systems (and kernels) may be added if available on your system.
- Click the "Done" button to continue.
The custom Boot Disk
The installation wizard will ask you to create a boot disk, which can be used in case of emergency to boot the system. However there is rarely need to do so.
Note: The Installation CD also contains a rescue system; press F1 at the boot prompt to access Rescue mode. (Troubleshooting time)
If you still want to create a boot disk click yes and you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk in the drive.