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Re: Considerations for lilo removal

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

grub2 does. Is that going to happen for lenny?


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