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I was just wondering which distros use LILO and which use GRUB. All I know is that FC uses GRUB, but I really don't know beyond that. I kinda assume ...
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    Distros using LILO


    I was just wondering which distros use LILO and which use GRUB. All I know is that FC uses GRUB, but I really don't know beyond that. I kinda assume that GRUB is more prolific because I happen to use it, but is that actually the case?

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    I think they're pretty even, judging from the distros I've used. Keep in mind that I'm just talking about the *default* here since all Linux distros are capable of using either GRUB or LILO.

    SuSE uses either, but GRUB by default.
    Xandros uses GRUB if I'm not mistaken.
    Linspire uses LILO last I checked.
    CentOS/Fedora/Redhat like to use GRUB.
    Gentoo uses whatever you want it to.
    Ubuntu uses GRUB.
    Slackware (IIRC) uses whichever you specify.

    It's a personal preference thing, I think. I have features I like about both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    I think they're pretty even, judging from the distros I've used. Keep in mind that I'm just talking about the *default* here since all Linux distros are capable of using either GRUB or LILO.
    I thought that was implied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    I think they're pretty even, judging from the distros I've used. Keep in mind that I'm just talking about the *default* here since all Linux distros are capable of using either GRUB or LILO.
    I don't think that's true anymore.
    LiLo used to be the most used one, but nowdays most distros(like Debian) changed from LiLo to GRUB as default.
    I personally don't care.

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    Zenwalk uses LILO, because that's the only bootloader capable of handling the spanking new Reiser4 .

    Edit: Am I the only pathetic type using LILO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini

    Edit: Am I the only pathetic type using LILO?
    There is one other pathetic type person besides you that uses Lilo.
    Assuming you voted in this thread
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    Last I checked, Mandrake/Mandriva still uses lilo.
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    TWo . I voted, and now we're three! I just find LILO's syntax much more simple than GRUB's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    TWo . I voted, and now we're three! I just find LILO's syntax much more simple than GRUB's...
    Agreed.
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    But GRUB has more functions(net connection, self-configurable, configurable at boot, ...)
    I like both though...

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