advice on GRUB

John S. J. Anderson jacobs at
Sat Mar 31 04:45:01 PST 2001

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Marc Heerdink <marc_heerdink at> writes:

> John S. J. Anderson wrote on 30 Mar 2001 21:12:52 -0500:
> > I've scanned over the Hints section, and didn't see anything
> > particularly appropriate. Are there any issues I'm going to run
> > into if I just build GRUB where the book tells me to build LILO?
> Maybe you've missed the grub hint? :)

No, I saw the GRUB hint, but since it only dealt with installing GRUB
after you've installed everything else, I filed it under "not
particularly appropriate". 

> I recommend you first build the entire sys, then boot it with your
> current grub loader, then install grub and configure it. I never
> tried to replace LILO with Grub in the book.

Okay, I'll give that a go then. 

> > (Oh, and I'll be happy to document this as a patch for the book, once
> > I've actually done it, if the maintainers are interested.)
> We're not interested. We'll have a serious look at Grub once it's
> declared stable (it's still alpha at the moment), and it may replace
> LILO if it's really better.

Okay. As a suggestion, however, perhaps there could be a line added
(either in the LILO section or in the FAQ) saying something like
"Don't mess around installing LILO if you've already got a GRUB based


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