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Change occurred 21Aug2004 for my mirror download site, note that Slackware still has LILO as the default as grub appears in the EXTRA package, but its still a start.....Yippee
When you install it, it offers a kind of GRUBCONFIG for simple installing.
This looks like a fine executable program but does not (yet) suggest anything about INITRD images. It instead offers only append stuff to the kernel line.
At this stage I have failed to see how I can add the PAUSE command etc to get to the next floppy with grubconfig.
If anyone else does please post when it is convenient to do so please, it may help us newbies?
Hmm, have to agree with that, Jimbo - personally I've always felt that lilo is the safer of the two, but I bet you, for every person who's had a bad experience with grub, there is someone who has had a bad experience with lilo!
It'd be nice if the user was given a choice between the two during installation, that satisfies both parties :)
That's something I'd like to see. Instead of the installer installing one or the other as a default, the installer could ask which you'd prefer. Then, if you choose LILO, liloconfig would start. If your choice was GRUB, grubconfig would run.
My primary dillema stems from the fact that I've been using LILO for so long that GRUB is like trying to learn a foreign language. Syntax is different. Format varries from what I'm accustomed. GRUB uses a different nomenclature for drives. /dev/hda1 makes more sense to me than hd0,0.
Of course, the only time I've actually tried to manually edit and install GRUB has been the times I've tried to install Gentoo. I screwed that up so much that GRUB was the least of my worries. I think I did anyway. Had I been able to boot past GRUB, I might have discovered the install went fine. I'm probably wrong though.
Originally posted by Cedrik Nothing is more valuable than the grub shell at boot when boot problem occurs, you can even search or cat a file from hd before load any OS.
Actually, I can think of two things better that a grub shell. (1) A bootable floppy (2) A bootable Slack CD. You can access anything on the system from either one of those. GRUB is just another way of taking the config away from the user and "dummying it down" so people won't have to read a "man lilo.conf". But as long as there is a choice.... right?