Re: GRUB vs LILO
>>>>> "Patrick" == Patrick Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Patrick> Be warned. If you need emergency access to your system, all
Patrick> the usual suggestions about entering 'Linux emergency' or
Patrick> 'single' or even '1' at the boot prompt do _not_ work with
Patrick> grub. With grub, you have to learn the syntax and its no walk
Patrick> in the park. In my case it proved easier to open the case and
Patrick> pull the second IDE cable to force Debian to grant me root
Patrick> access before running init scripts.
Patrick> I switched back to lilo after that. Grub may well be
Patrick> technically superior, but if your system is having problems you
Patrick> do not want to have a bloody boot loader that doesn't offer an
Patrick> _easy_ emergency boot procedure.
Hm... not quite. With Grub, you just type "e", find the line says
/boot/vmlinuz... ro, append the "single" or "1" word to it, type enter, and
then 'b' to boot the system. A little bit more keystrokes than LILO, but no
more difficult. So all "boot prompt advice" still works.