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Re: Why Grub? Must I Switch?

On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 08:22:28AM -0700, Jonathan Byrne wrote:
> - With grub,  the boot process will never freeze at LI

Sure, instead it'll freeze at stage 1.5.  Hardly an improvement.

> - You don't have to rerun grub every time you changed the config file

Except that you do, unless you believe in symlinks for your kernels..

> - Grub understands file systems

Which is unimportant for 99.9% of users.

> - Grub has an interactive shell, so that if you do foul up the
>  config file, you have a pretty decent chance of saving yourself and
>  navigating to a bootable kernel.

Which is unimportant for 99.9% of users.

>  The interactive shell can also let you fix boot paramters on the fly, if
>  that's what you did wrong or if you just want to test them without
>  editing the config file.  When you find the right one(s), then edit the
>  file to make them permanent.

Which is unimportant for 99.9% of users.

For the clueless, there is no significant difference between lilo and grub.
The default was changed to grub to satisfy the 'leet, not the clueless.
Fortunately it's one thing that you can change back, after installing.

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 msw@cox.net |     and powerful know that he is.  -- Jean Anouilh,
             |     "The Lark"

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