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Re: Why Grub? Must I Switch?

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Marc Wilson <msw@cox.net> writes:

> 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.

But how often does that happen?  I've never seen it myself.

>> - 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..

Since when?  I don't symlink my kernel and I don't rerun grub every
time I upgrade my kernel, and yet it Just Works(tm).

>> - Grub understands file systems
> Which is unimportant for 99.9% of users.

Not unless you need an interactive shell to boot because you goobered

>> - 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.

Not unless you've botched a kernel upgrade and need to go find your
old, bootable kernel.

>>  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.

Not unless you need to pass a parm to the kernel that you forgot the
first time, or need to boot to single mode.

> 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.

I'm not sure how you can say that.
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