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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!!!

and later

> Why was grub overwritten by lilo? Will running "grub-install (hd0,0)" 
> fix the problem?

I agree with Martin[1] 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[2] 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!

  - Jonas

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=494422#10

[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=361270

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