Revisiting old posts... on Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 01:13:31PM -0700, Paul E Condon (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 commands. It's somewhat similar to DOS, in this regard really. Though lacking some of the file management utilties. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety most likely voted for Bush. - Slashdot sig.
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