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Re: Why Grub? Must I Switch?

Revisiting old posts...

on Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 01:13:31PM -0700, Paul E Condon (pecondon@mesanetworks.net) wrote:

[GRUB/LILO pimpfest deleted...]

> Just my opinion:
> Grub is much more featureful than lilo. It has a scripting language
> that can be used during boot to get you out of any trouble that you
> may have gotten into by reworking your kernel config. But to use it,
> you have to remember how it works. To remember you have to have
> learned it features.  When I realized this I reverted to lilo. It does
> the job for me. I truly believe grub is better, but I'm not ever going
> to learn and _remember_ how to use it. 

The bonus of GRUB here is that not only can you get an interactive shell
at boot, but there's a modicum of contextual support, at least insofar
as tab-completion is supported.  You can also type 'help' for a list of
commands, and 'help <keyword>' for a short but usable description of

It's somewhat similar to DOS, in this regard really.  Though lacking
some of the file management utilties.


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