Re: Is it a "user error" to use lilo?
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On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 08:15:09AM -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
>Using latest initramfs-tools with lilo works for me, provided that the
>new large-memory feature is enabled.
>As maks says, user error applies here.
Entirely or partly?
If I understand that bugreport correctly, the bugreporter had LILO
installed but did not use it:
> I reboot the system and surprise: grub was *overwritten* by lilo!!!
> Why was grub overwritten by lilo? Will running "grub-install (hd0,0)"
> fix the problem?
I agree with Martin that parts of the bugreport is a known LILO bug,
but also agree with him that more than that is going on.
Original bugreporter is satisfied that his system works - but please
note that in addition to fixing that known bug, the LILO package is also
Harrasing LILO users by silencing bugreports about problems using it
is the wrong approach. If LILO is officially unsupported by Debian (not
only by kernel team and/or initramfs-tools maintainer) we should drop
that package from the archive!
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