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do you prefer grub or lilo?
lilo
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:10 pm    Post subject: grub vs lilo! Reply with quote

I'm personally a lilo fan. grub is just a pain to me.... lilo is so easy to set up and it gets the job done quite nicely....

I'm just curious about everyone elses thoughts on this...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if grub is usually recommended, I've never had any problem with lilo. I've OpenBSD & Gentoo partitions, plus one or two test kernels and it's all well. Why change when it ain't broke?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use grub.

However, I wish it supported the pingus theme that Lilo does...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GRUB is all that's allowed on my MBR.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like grub because you can make it extremely nice looking.. but it never finds all my hard drives.

I use LILO on all my PC's now :D
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer grub, because with lilo I always forget to run lilo before I reboot to my new kernel... and I change kernels often :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

port001 wrote:
I prefer grub, because will lilo I always forget to run lilo before I reboot to my new kernel... and I change kernels often :)


Ooooh so true, that happened to me a lot. I didn't know grub didn't need that, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senso wrote:
port001 wrote:
I prefer grub, because will lilo I always forget to run lilo before I reboot to my new kernel... and I change kernels often :)


Ooooh so true, that happened to me a lot. I didn't know grub didn't need that, though.


lilo writes its config to the MBR, grub writes its config location to the MBR. Grub works out from the config what kernel to boot, and configures itself accordingly.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

port001 wrote:

lilo writes its config to the MBR, grub writes its config location to the MBR. Grub works out from the config what kernel to boot, and configures itself accordingly.


So basically, since grub doesn't write itself to the MBR, does that means Windows doesn't try to rewrite the MBR, like it did with lilo when I was dual-booting, years ago?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senso wrote:
port001 wrote:

lilo writes its config to the MBR, grub writes its config location to the MBR. Grub works out from the config what kernel to boot, and configures itself accordingly.


So basically, since grub doesn't write itself to the MBR, does that means Windows doesn't try to rewrite the MBR, like it did with lilo when I was dual-booting, years ago?


Grub does write to the MBR, it just doesn't write its config to the MBR. It reads your grub.conf when the boot selection apears.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm biased against lilo because of experiences a couple years ago with 1024th cyllander limits. :? Even though lilo is better now, grub is fine for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use lilo, because it is easy to set up. Actually - I know how to set it up, so I haven't even bothered to try grub. I only see my boot loader when things don't work and once in a blue moon anyway. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grub is also easy to set up - it only seems so hard at the first time...

but the main reason I use grub: it allows me to hide linux disks from winblowz - I have dual boot - first disk is linux, second winblowz. So windows thinks it's the first drive available (C:\) and it doesn't mess with my linux disks/partitions as it happend when I used lilo.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singleboot system (gentoo only, so i don't care where the bootloader is installed, no windows to mess it up), already had a lilo.conf for years from my old suse install, didn't understand grubs config file immedeately - so i stayed with lilo.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please follow up to Which bootloader?
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