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Originally Posted by Dachnaz The first bootloader I ever got my hands dirty in was GRUB. I've had great success with it. It seemed easier to configure than Lilo, as ...
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- 11-09-2005 #11
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Originally Posted by Dachnaz
Originally Posted by Cabhan
As stated before: this is absolutely a matter of taste... it doesn't matter which was first, which one you tried first, etc... Some like GRUB, some like LILO. And a new user should probably try them both to see which one he finds it easier to handle.You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- 11-09-2005 #12
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Again, this is purely personal preference, but I prefer LILO myself. The configuration file is much easier to deal with and it does inform you of errors in the file. Unfortunatly, in most distros I do not have the luxury of LILO as most of them go for GRUB instead.
- 11-09-2005 #13Originally Posted by chopin1810How to know if you are a geek.
when you respond to "get a life!" with "what's the URL?"
New users read The FAQ
- 11-09-2005 #14
I like grub because I've only needed to install it once, even after doing a survey of many distros over several months.
I use a 32 MB /boot partition that all the distros have used, with the same grub stuff on it, reconfigured with a text editor as required. This works great as long as I remember to clear off the obsolete kernels from time to time.
Can't get more simple and flexible than that.
--noobus in perpetuum
- 11-09-2005 #15
I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread because it could easily go on forever between the "I personally like LILO" and "I personally like GRUB" posts. The bottom line is this: it's personal preference. Some like LILO, some like GRUB. They do the same things. Both are configurable. Both are pretty "standard" regardless of what distribution you choose.Registered Linux user #270181
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