GRUB vs LILO and how STUPID the X86 architecture really is...

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Mon Oct 14 02:23:36 PDT 2002


On Mon, 14 Oct 2002 09:00:06 +0000 (UTC)
matthias at winterdrache.de (Matthias Benkmann) wrote:

> > besides - whats to stop you having the bootloader start the default
> > OS, and for the OS to chain another kernel after its running? 
> 
> The fact that the necessary information is not available for
> proprietary operating systems.
> If your default OS is MSDOS this actually works and you get the
> simplicity you want. The KISS bootloader from BIOS+boot sector loads
> the "kernel" directly and you can boot into Windows (9x) with win.com
> and Linux with loadlin.

Theres no reason ANY OS cant chain another one.
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