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Old 11-04-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Will Lilo over-write Grub?


At the moment, my machine is dual booted between SUSE 10 and Winblows XP (Home Edition). SUSE uses the grub bootloader. How do I remove it so Slack can install Lilo?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
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Yes, it will overwrite it, just choose Expert mode and then install to MBR when asked.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:23 PM   #3
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GRUB and LILO always conflict with Windows. And GNU GRUB is not so robust, causing many problems during boot.

So try GRUB for DOS please. It is a cross-platform boot loader based on GNU GRUB. The GRUB.EXE can be started from DOS/Win9x; and GRLDR can be started from BOOT.INI of Windows NT/2K/XP/2003; and even more, the GRUB.EXE can be started from LINUX via the KEXEC tool.

By using GRUB.EXE or GRLDR, you don't have to touch your MBR. It is the safest way coexisting with DOS/Windows.

You needn't install GRUB for DOS. Just run GRUB.EXE from DOS, or append a line of "C:\GRLDR=START GRUB" into your BOOT.INI(restart and select the "START GRUB" menu item), that will do.

Download GRUB for DOS here: http://freshmeat.net/projects/grub4dos/

There is a fat12grldr.img file with the GRUB for DOS release. You can create a GRUB bootable floppy with this fat12grldr.img file.

Or, you can just copy GRUB.EXE to your DOS floppy and run GRUB.EXE to enter the GRUB environment.

If the system has no DOS/WINDOWS, you may use the bootlace.com utility to write GRLDR boot record onto the MBR.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:37 AM   #4
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tinybit stop it please.
You have spammed pretty much every thread about a bootloader.

Besides, spamming the point is that both LILO and GRUB are very good bootloaders and you make people
think that they are not.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 09:48 PM   #5
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I am very sorry if you think so.

LILO and GRUB is good enough. Maybe I should describe it this way: Windows always conflicts with GRUB and LILO.

No spam again. I seldom post on the forum.
 
  


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