Re: Debian and Dell?
On Thursday 16 December 2004 2230, somebody named Kevin B. McCarty
inscribed this message:
> The equivalent x86 tools are lilo or grub. One thing you need to be
> aware of: the x86 BIOS is much dumber than OpenFirmware. So if you use
> lilo, you must re-run the "/sbin/lilo" program every time the kernel
> location changes, even just the inode (e.g. by installing or upgrading a
> kernel image), otherwise you may find yourself unable to boot. The
> Debian kernel packages do this automatically upon install / upgrade, but
> you should be aware of it if you compile your own kernel.
> I think grub gets around this limitation in some way, but I'm not
> completely sure as I don't use it.
The update-grub script maybe - it will generate a menu.1st for you based on
the kernel images it finds in /boot. It can be run automagically when
installing a new kernel pretty easily - details in the man page so I won't
reiterate them here. I'm using it and it works quite nicely - switched to
grub from lilo a couple months ago and personally like grub much
I believe in de-evolution. God made the world perfect, man fell, and its
been going downhill ever since.