Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: grub override disparity]
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:24:22PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 02:29:20AM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > It might not actually conflict in terms of dpkg dependencies, but
> > > in reality you can only use one boot loader.
> > But you can have more than one installed at a time without causing problems
> > (which I presume is the reason they don't declare Conflicts: against each
> > other).
> You can have the packages installed, yes. You can't actually use both
> boot loaders at the same time though, really.
This is simply not true. You can install lilo in the head of an extended
partition for example, and GRUB in the MBR. GRUB can chainload lilo.
You can have GRUB and lilo on different MBRs of different hard disks.
GRUB is scriptable, you can use it for developing a binary distribution.
You can also use it to produce bootable disk images for virtual machines
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