Re: Considerations for lilo removal
2008/11/27 s. keeling <email@example.com>:
> Lennart Sorensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 06:42:25PM +0100, Martin B?hr wrote:
>> > On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 01:53:14PM +0000, Florian Rehnisch wrote:
>> > > BTW: recently converted a lilo box into a grub one.
>> > the obligatory question i have to ask every time someone wants to replace
>> > lilo with grub:
>> > can grub do animation yet?
>> > like this:
>> > http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/lilo/
>> Oh lovely. So they waste time on useless crap like that, but still
>> can't read an arbitrary kernel from a filesystem yet.
>> No wonder grub is replacing it.
> BS. Both of them have their place and their uses. Slackware distros
> don't need grub. I've seen many a distro's grub installer clobber the
> existing grub without asking. And running a four letter command after
BTW, when you edit grubs menu.lst "the Debian way", you have to run a
11 letter command (update-grub) ;-)
> changing lilo's config is not a lot to have to deal with to keep it
> working. Yeah, grub's great and works. So's lilo, and sometimes it's
> the better choice under those circumstances.
> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
> (*) http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html Linux Counter #80292
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