LILO bad, GRUB good

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Nov 8 14:08:42 PST 2000

On November  8, 2000 05:07 pm, you wrote:
> On November  8, 2000 04:30 pm, you wrote:
> > 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.
> If you do move the kernel how does grub then find it again? I'm just
> curious. I might try Grub out some day when I the time to properly test it.

Oh and by the way when I move my /boot/lfskernel elsewhere lilo still boots 
that kernel just fine. Could be that when you move it, it still sits on the 
same inode?

Gerard Beekmans

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