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Re: Is it a "user error" to use lilo?



Hi,

On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 15:41 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> 
> 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!

I am LILO's maintainer. It is hardly unsupported, infact it is supported
better now than it has been in a long time. While I do plan to drop it
post-lenny, it will certaintly be supported for lenny's release
lifecycle.

The initramfs-tools maintainer does not support any bootloader. It is
not their place to support any bootloaders.

I think it is absurd that you claim you are being silenced when you are
not.

If you have both GRUB and LILO installed, there will be problems. That
is infact, a bug. They should Conflict with each other to ensure that
only one can be installed at a time, but it is a minor bug at best, as
any smart user would not have both bootloaders installed. And infact,
any typical user would not install a second bootloader.

William


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