Re: switching from lilo to grub
On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 02:22:10AM +0200, Viktor Rosenfeld wrote:
| Noah Meyerhans wrote:
| > > PS: grub is definatelly a great bootloader, I think I'll never go back
| > > to lilo.
| > Same here, except on my machines with an XFS based root filesystem.
| > Grub does not yet support XFS, so I had to resort to LILO. I looked in
| > to writing XFS support for grub, but I am not familiar with filesystem
| > coding to feel entirely comfortable.
| Uhh, have you tried to load lilo from grub via chainloader? That sounds
| like fun. :) Of course, you would need to run lilo anyway, whenever
I haven't tried that, but I have chainloaded grub from itself -- just
for fun trying out the various commands. :-)
| you compile a new kernel, so one of grub's advantages -- recompiling
| kernels without re-running grub -- would be lost. Too bad! But you
| have the nicely colored boot menu for sure. :)
| > One complaint I do have about grub is the license. Grub itself is
| > GPLed, but it contains code ripped from incompatible (license-wise)
| > source. That's not good, and I think somebody with experience in such
| > matters really needs to examine it.
| Hmm, this really sucks! Makes we wonder, I always thought that grub was
| *the* *official* GNU bootloader.
This could just be a rumour ... this is the first I have heard it, and
I certainly hope it isn't true. (I'm not accusing Noah in any way,
just hoping) I definitely don't want to see grub go through some
nasty licensing wars. They're even worse than editor or language