Re: Is it a "user error" to use lilo?
On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 15:41 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Harrasing LILO users by silencing bugreports about problems using
> is the wrong approach. If LILO is officially unsupported by Debian
> 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
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
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.