Re: How do I replace lilo with grub?
"Iuri Sampaio" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I guess you just need to install and it
> must overwrite lilo.
> An advice, you should always keep a copy of your boot loader system (GRUB)in
> another place else instead of mbr(master boot sector), a floppy is a good
> Joseph Smidt wrote:
>> I just installed Debian. Grub failed to load but lilo worked. Now
>> that everything is installed, how do I replace lilo with grub?
1. Which release of Debian did you install? Where did you get the
When the installation CD boots, press the F1 key for a HELP screen; at
the top of the screen is a line telling the release and CD build date.
2. Recent releases of Debian install GRUB; LILO is NOT installed. If
GRUB somehow fails to install or be configured properly, the system does
not boot, there is no "fall-back" to LILO.
3. You do NOT need a backup copy of the MBR (master boot RECORD). If
the MBR becomes corrupted (such as by a subsequent installation of Window$), the
MBR can be restored by reinstalling GRUB.
4. What you SHOULD do eventually is make yourself a GRUB Boot CD (or a
GRUB Boot Floppy) for diagnostic and emergency use.