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Re: lilo about to be dropped?

On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 08:53 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 10:13:32AM -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
> > > And, I think this should be mentioned as a release goal (dropping
> > > lilo). Either high priority if we have install paths depending on
> > > lilo, or normal priority otherwise.
> > I agree here too. I think these install paths could be replaced by
> > ext2linux as well, if that is what is needed to be done.
> And why in the world is it useful to transition these use cases to ext2linux
> when we already have a lilo package that suits these needs perfectly well?

Because it does not.

> That sounds like pointless churn to me.  If we're not able to migrate these
> users to grub (1 or 2), we ought not mess with it.

We can migrate them to grub2 in my opinion, extlinux is just another
option worth considering for lilo diehards.

I migrated my lilo boxes to grub2 a couple of weeks ago, and it seems to
behave as expected.


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