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Re: Are lilo and grub compatible?

Maybe using one loader as the primary loader and the other one as the
secondary loader..with one of them on the mbr and the other in the
/boot partition might work out

On 12/8/06, Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> wrote:
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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With Regards Ali Jawad

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