Bootloaders (Was: Move to Grub)

Kelledin kelledin+LFS at
Thu Jan 30 07:24:18 PST 2003

On Thursday 30 January 2003 09:20 am, Justin Hibbits wrote:
> > I had sugested this several months ago, and someone (I can't
> > remember who) really liked this idea:
> >
> > - Remove bin86 & lilo from Chapter 6.
> > - On chapter 8, add a section called "compiling a boot
> > loader" informing the reader about lilo and grub and having
> > them select one or the other. - Add two sections: lilo, and
> > grub.
> > - Under the "lilo" section, place bin86, nasm, and lilo for
> > compilation and instructions on how to set it up.
> > - Under the "grub" section, add instructions for building
> > grub, configuring it, and installing it.
> >
> > That way readers can make up their own mind and you avoid
> > the war altogether.
> Sounds sensible enough.  You have my vote :)  Btw...if anyone
> else (Kelledin) can, install some of the other bootloaders for
> various hardware, and write up a page for those, maybe Gerard
> can add those to the book as well.

Well, I've contributed bits for aboot (Alpha boot loader), but 
they won't be in the forthcoming release--expect them to be in a 
later release.  I may get around to doing MILO soon, but the 
incentive to try MILO just isn't there atm.

"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"
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