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Re: Considerations for lilo removal

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:31:49AM -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
> Hi,
> I am wondering if it is a good idea to remove lilo entirely. At the
> moment, lilo has been pulled from testing, and the code is in a shape
> where a grave bug (bug #479607) is unlikely fixable without severe
> refactoring of the codebase.
> With grub being stable and grub2 approaching stability itself, do we
> really need lilo anymore? It's not even installed by default anymore,
> and the only systems I have that are still on lilo are installations of
> Debian I have had since Woody.

grub doesn't work with root-on-LVM, or other similar cryptic
installations. There, your only option is lilo.

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