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Re: Are lilo and grub compatible?

On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 11:50:59AM -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 06:23:35PM -0500, Jos? Alburquerque wrote:
> > Yes, you're right about that.  GRUB can be installed in any BR (of any 
> > partition) and in that way grub and lilo *are not* mutually exclusive.  
> > But if you're planning on installing grub or lilo on the mbr then I 
> > think that they indeed are mutually exclusive.  (Am I right on this?)
> I was considering installing both grub and lilo to MBR -- but MBRs of 
> different disk drives -- Lilo to /dev/fd0, and grub to /dev/hda.
> Then I can determine which gets used by pushing the floppy disk in or 
> out.  My question was really whether the two conflict anywhere *else* 
> but the MBR.

I don't think so. as I understand it, lilo essentially hardcodes the
location of the kernel when you write it to the BR while grub actually
reads the file systems on booting. I know that I have booted a lilo
system using a grub floppy. I see no reason why the reverse wouldn't work.


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