LILO bad, GRUB good

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at
Wed Nov 8 13:30:25 PST 2000

I can only advise everybody to dump LILO and switch to GRUB. LILO is just 
too complicated and troublesome. GRUB is more flexible, easier to use and 
doesn't need to be reinstalled if your kernel changes position on the 
disk. It also offers a command line for interactive kernel selection (and 
more) so that you don't even have to bother with its config file if you 
just want to try out a freshly compiled kernel. I see absolutely *nothing* 
that speaks in favor of LILO. 


Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

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