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

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at speakeasy.net
Thu Oct 17 22:51:08 PDT 2002


On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Michael Wu wrote:

> It's possible to boot linux from linux using the two kernel monte, but that
> doesn't seem to be maintained. Essentially, it shuts the current kernel
> down, switches to real mode, and boots the next one.

I think it's _still_ possible, tho.

> Though I still prefer grub, because LILO is IMHO, too crappy. If there was
> a decent minimal bootloader, I'd use it, but I don't want stuff between
> dding the kernel to the drive (which I've successfully used to boot, while
> screwing up my partition table)

Shucks.  I thought I was the only one guilty of doing irresponsible things
like this.  Have you dd'd boot floppies into a partition before, too?

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