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Old 09-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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I don't want to update the kernel, but its depencies do!


So folks,

I've had a bad time when messing aroung Fedora 16 that kernel updates often corrupted my HD's superblocks and all.

Well... my first update kept me with the old kernel. I'm used to LILO, so what's your advice? Do nothing or update GRUB?
 
Old 09-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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So folks,

I've had a bad time when messing aroung Fedora 16 that kernel updates often corrupted my HD's superblocks and all.

Well... my first update kept me with the old kernel. I'm used to LILO, so what's your advice? Do nothing or update GRUB?
LILO is always an option- for you. But I recommend you go for GRUB/GRUB2. Itīs better, I dare say.

Find some info (though very old) in here: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_t..._GRUB_and_LILO

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LILO and GRUB do have a number of differences:

* LILO has no interactive command interface, whereas GRUB does.
* LILO does not support booting from a network, whereas GRUB does.
* LILO stores information regarding the location of the operating systems it can to load physically on the MBR. If you change your LILO config file, you have to rewrite the LILO stage one boot loader to the MBR. Compared with GRUB, this is a much more risky option since a misconfigured MBR could leave the system unbootable. With GRUB, if the configuration file is configured incorrectly, it will simply default to the GRUB command-line interface.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_t...#ixzz26ZqXhuiC
 
Old 09-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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I have to agree with leosubhadeep, go with grub. Like he said, Lilo writes to the MBR every time you modify the boot options. One thing about this (besides what leosubhadeep said) is it bothers me having the MBR written over and over again. I know it's a HDD and that shouldn't be a problem but I'm paranoid about such things. The MBR is one very special physical section of the HDD and it's my opinion it should be left alone as much as possible. Grub doesn't mess with the MBR after changing a boot option, it modifys a file.
 
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//Split off MBR and HW part of discussion to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175427632/

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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//Split off MBR and HW part of discussion to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175427632/
Okie Dokie!
 
  


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