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Old 12-13-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
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what is GRUB?


ive seen this term used so many times but am at a loss as to what it means. if you have a spare 2 seconds, wanna help me out?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 10:02 AM   #2
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GRand Unified Bootloader

It is a(better?) alternative to lilo (LInux LOader).
 
Old 12-13-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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the best boot loader but a little bit slower.... than lilo
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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hmmm, bootloader? lol, sorry if im a HUGE newb but what is a bootloader?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:37 PM   #5
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Sorry if I seem a little rude, but if you want to make it in Gnu/Linux, you're going to have to learn how to find popular information like this yourself.

www.google.com
www.google.com/linux
 
Old 12-13-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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The basics of how a PC boots. This talks about lilo but grub is basically the same.

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/...ter_boots.html
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:11 PM   #7
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GRUB is a buggy boot loader (probably why it was named after an insect) Use LILO it is much more mature and stable. (My opinion anyway)
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:21 PM   #8
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Ok, we've got 1 guy that like grub, and 1 guy that likes lilo.

My take? I've used both flawlessly.
lilo - a little easier to set up. small and simple.
grub - more powerful, more options, and never needs to be reloaded.

I went through the extra effort to start using grub because I believe that lilo is going the way of the dinosaur.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 08:38 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I believe that lilo is going the way of the dinosaur.
Ok... I admit I have been called one of those also
 
Old 12-13-2004, 08:45 PM   #10
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i think it's simple....
- lilo for a desktop pc/workstation
- grub for a server that has no floppy- or cd-drives.

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