Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")
Stephen Powell <email@example.com> writes:
> Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>> Stephen Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> Both grub-legacy and grub-pc use sectors on the hard disk outside of
>>> the master boot record and outside of a partition ...
>> You may want to try extlinux, it works much like LILO in this respect.
> It does not use the master boot record. It relies on a master boot
> record program to chain load it from the partition boot sector. (I
> use the mbr package for that.)
The extlinux package itself also contains an mbr.bin, which you can use
(it's strong point is probably EBIOS support).
> Speaking of documentation, that seems to be its main weakness.
> Documentation is sketchy and spread out over a number of different files.
/usr/share/doc/extlinux.txt.gz references syslinux.txt, which is fairly
comprehensive according to my standards, at least as far as the core is
concerned. What did you miss? Some modules may be less well documented.
> It installs hook scripts that I don't want (and that have bugs).
I hope we can fix them soon (they are Debian specific additions).