Re: is lilo ever installed by default anymore?
Christian PERRIER <email@example.com> writes:
> Quoting Steve Langasek (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>> I'm working on cleaning up the release notes for the squeeze release, and in
>> the section on post-upgrade lilo handling, we have this note, which is
>> carried over from lenny (where it referred to etch):
>> If you are using lilo as your bootloader (it is the default bootloader for
>> some installations of lenny) it is strongly recommended that you rerun lilo
>> after the upgrade.
>> Can anyone confirm that it's actually the case in lenny that lilo is used by
>> default is some situations? I'm not sure where in d-i to look for this.
> Looking around in D-I SVN, I see no code under "packages/" that says
> "don't install grub-installer and use lilo-installer instead".
> So, only the packages' priorities and the Menu-Item number can give
> precedence of one over the other....
> Packages are "Priority: standard" and grub-installer has a lower menu
> entry number.
> So, in short, I don't see any default install path where users would
> end up with lilo-installer being executed in place of grub-installer.
> The only path seems to be an expert install and explicitly choosing to
> install LILO instead of GRUB.
> So, I would say that LILO is no longer the default installer for some
> installations of lenny.
Do you mean Squeeze?
What if /boot is on LVM (can happen with manual partitioning)? Grub2
can (at least in principle) handle this, but I've never seen that in