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Old 04-07-2002, 03:00 PM   #1
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Lilo or Grub ??? please help guys


Which one do you guys recomend to use ? I heard Lilo has problems reading drives larger then 1 gig. Is there a way around this?

Or is it better off to use grub?
 
Old 04-07-2002, 04:17 PM   #2
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Well, there is more support for Lilo, most are familiar with it and the latest version doesn't have problems detecting drives larger than 1 GB.
I would go with Lilo, if you have a problem with it, your most likely to get a faster response when getting help.

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Old 04-07-2002, 07:01 PM   #3
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Do you know where i can get the latest version of lilo?
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:09 PM   #4
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try this site: http://brun.dyndns.org/pub/linux/lilo/
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:40 PM   #5
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Thanks trickykid

Thats exactly what I'm looking for.
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:47 PM   #6
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LILO ALL THE WAY! hehe

Homepage
Download ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/boot/lilo/
Alt Download ftp://brun.dyndns.org/pub/linux/lilo/

Author Werner Almesberger <Werner.Almesberger@epfl.ch>
Version 22.2
Licence BSD type
Source Yes
Environment Console
Status Stable

defently lilo it has given me problems but after a update it works nicely
enjoy
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:47 PM   #7
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BTW, i'm using a dual boot system (xp and Rh.7.2), should I install LILO on MBR or first sector of root?
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:51 PM   #8
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you'll probably want to put it on the MBR if your dual booting, if not the XP will load up and you will have to use its boot loader to load Linux which I find harder to configure than configuring Lilo to load XP..
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:56 PM   #9
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This looks pretty confusing, i'm just going to tell you what i'm going to do, tell me if its right.

1. Remove grub from linux
2. Remove grub from MBR (fdisk /mbr)
3. ./configure, make, make install
4. run /sbin/lilo
5. Now what?
 
Old 04-07-2002, 08:26 PM   #10
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after you have done that make sure your lilo.conf file is edited to be correct or run liloconf and check to see if it is all correct and yes i would install mbr i have my machine on mbr and i have never had a problem anywayz make sure the lilo config file is edited or use the liloconf n then once done run lilo make sure no errors occur and the reboot and check it out
enjoy
 
Old 04-07-2002, 09:08 PM   #11
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Well LILO is diffently the most well known boot manager.

But personally i use grub and find its nicer as it doesn't require as many parameters and also you dont have to run grub again each time you update the kernel etc. Only thing to get used to is the differences in the way grub labels hdd's

for example:

/dev/hda5 would become (hd0,4)
 
Old 04-07-2002, 10:06 PM   #12
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For some reason, I'm having a hard time installing lilo.

I ran /sbin/lilo, but I think that command doesn't install lilo to the MBR, where I think it might have to be. After running the /sbin/lilo command, then rebooting, the startup sequence does't even notice that lilo is installed.

Do you guys tknow he intalling command to install lilo onto the MBR.

And after intsalling on the MBR, is there anything else i need to do, such as copyyingthe bootsect.lnx and then pasting it in the windows root directory ?
 
Old 04-08-2002, 04:18 AM   #13
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Post a copy of your /etc/lilo.conf file. Do you want lilo to boot linux and xp or do you want xp's boot loader to boot linux and xp?
 
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prompt
timeout=50
default=linux
boot=/dev/hda6
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message


image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10
label=linux
read-only
root=/dev/hda5
append="hdc=ide-scsi"

other=/dev/hda1
optional
label=DOS


Quote:
Do you want lilo to boot linux and xp or do you want xp's boot loader to boot linux and xp?
Which one do you prefer to be best?
At the moment I wanted lilo to boot xp and linux, but maybe the other way is better.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 08:08 AM   #15
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I heard using LILO is just the easiest way to do it. Using xp's boot loader i believe requires a few tricks to get working. I would go on google.com/linux and find out some LILO commands im sure there is a command to install it to the MBR. I cant help much becuase i use grub now sorry.
 
  


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