LILO bad, GRUB good

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Wed Nov 8 17:20:34 PST 2000


I am sure that people would love to try it out - but there is NO
DOCUMENTATION!  I am frustrated.  Can you help me out ?

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthias Benkmann" <mbenkmann at gmx.de>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: LILO bad, GRUB good


> > 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.
>
> Grub can interpret ext2fs (and other fs, I think even reiserfs) unlike
> LILO which can just read raw sectors.
> And about testing Grub, that's pretty easy. They have a downloadable image
> that you just dd to a disk and off you go. There's no need to install grub
> on the hard disk for testing it.
>
> MSB
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