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> Grub And Lilo, diffrence
post May 22 2005, 01:09 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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i'm just enter the linux.....

i want to know wat diffrence between GRUB and Lilo....

and i want to know whole boot procedure of linux...
plz help me
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post May 22 2005, 04:02 AM
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Grub is replacing Lilo, and has more advanced features. Lilo is still used, especially on distributions like Mandrake which have traditionally used Lilo. Grub allows you to edit your boot options before you boot Linux, so it amkes debugging and fixing boot problems easier. If in doubt, use Grub.


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post May 22 2005, 11:24 PM
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Also, it's worth to note that with lilo, you have to edit the config file and the re-run lilo in order to place the updates into your mbr.

With grub, you edit the config file and you can just reboot. When grub installs, it installs itself into the mbr, however, it looks for the config file in the specified location.

What all this means is that if you delete your linux partition (or at least the one with grub config files on it), grub will fail out immediatly while lilo will still think that linux is installed because everything it needs is in the mbr.

This is my understanding of it.

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