Re: syslinux vs grub
2009/11/7 Daniel Baumann <email@example.com>:
> Rob Owens wrote:
>> What are the benefits of using syslinux vs grub on a live system?
> first, because it has better hardware compatibility, grub doesn't boot
> on a small subset of crappy/old/strange/weird machines where isolinux is
> able to boot. this might or might not be true for your use case.
If grub does not boot on your machine then you probably should report
it as a bug.
> second, because it has greated flexibility (payloads available for iso,
> hdd, pxe etc.), because it has more features (hdt, if64, etc.) and
> because its menu system is far more advanced (simple menu, vesamenu,
> gfxboot, etc.)
Grub has currently a text menu and a graphical menu which looks pretty
much as the text menu, except in higher resolution and wit h a
It can boot from hdd and CD using both the real mode BIOS interface
and EFI, and it should support PXE as well but I haven't tried that. I
have no idea what is htd or if64.
> and third, its codebase is much better and its upstream author much more
If you mean grub legacy (something like 0.97 currently) there is no
upstream for that. However, grub2 (currently something like 1.97 in
debian) is actively developed.