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Old 10-25-2003, 12:13 AM   #1
bzsleeping
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I want to remove grub and use lilo instead


hi ppl,

how do i remove grub? i dont want to use grub anymore. choose grub over lilo during the installation. i'm sure there is a better way than re-install and select lilo as my bootloader. right?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:30 AM   #2
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you can remove grub by overwriting it with lilo. First make an appropriate /etc/lilo.conf and then run
/sbin/lilo -v
Maybe redhat has a tool for gnerating lilo.conf in which its pretty easy. If not, take a look at man lilo.

I would make a boot floppy just in case though.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:47 AM   #3
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Originally posted by quatsch
you can remove grub by overwriting it with lilo. First make an appropriate /etc/lilo.conf and then run
/sbin/lilo -v
Maybe redhat has a tool for gnerating lilo.conf in which its pretty easy. If not, take a look at man lilo.

I would make a boot floppy just in case though.
thanks quatsch.. i will try that. is "/sbin/lilo -v" the part that u tell linux to dump grub and take lilo?

btw, is it safe? since u mentioned keeping a boot diskette handy, it does made me a bit paranoid bcoz my pc wont boot from floppy (this weird problem is not related to linux ).

well.. i guess i should not worry much coz i still can boot using the installion cd and go to rescue mode. i will keep this updated once i get the time to do it.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 04:04 AM   #4
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why you wonna remove grub ?
it is "better" than lilo (only on a suse it suckes)
 
Old 10-25-2003, 06:18 AM   #5
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Yes, grub is nicer.

Another way is to install linuxconf - a configuration tool - and use it to change the thing; just click in a menu. A GUI for linuxconf can be installed to.
 
  


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