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Old 03-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Linux boot loader capable of ext4 and of UUID's

I've got the latest version of Ubuntu on my machine.

My Linux partition is ext4, so I need to use a Linux boot loader capable of booting from ext4.

Also, I want to be able to use the UUID of my partition instead of specifying "/dev/sda3".

Right now I'm using the Grub2 (or whatever the f*** it's called) that comes with Ubuntu. It's the ugliest boot loader you'll ever see, the configuration file is disgusting.

So with that in mind, I'd like to change boot loader.

Lilo would be OK but I can't seem to get it to boot from ext4.

The older version of Grub was fine too but again I don't think it can boot from ext4.

Any suggestions?

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Lilo handles ext4 fine, don't know about the UUID thing.
Old 03-02-2010, 08:27 AM   #3
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The previous version of Ubuntu (classic) grub was patched for UUID and ext4 support. Maybe Fedora12 as well - certainly ext4 and LABEL; not sure about UUID.


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