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Old 06-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Question Not installing grub with distro builder


I found the distro builder on the suse site. I think its awesome, but I have a problem. I started with the minimal x base. It starts me off with grub as the bootloader, but my computer and grub's defaults don't work. I told it to add lilo but grub is still there as well as lilo. It says that grub is required by other packages and will be installed. When I install will I have grub or lilo as the bootloader? Is there a way to set it to lilo?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Why won't grub work, are there errors? As far as I know you should be able to install lilo to boot a Suse distro. I have not paid attention lately but I think suse used to give you an option on the installation to choose lilo. I may have to back up on that, If you use an ext4 file system I am not sure if lilo will read.

I personally use grub2 on everyone of the distros I boot.

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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I think I read the newer OpenSuse needs grub and won't boot with lilo if you have the 11.x series. Not sure I'd move to grub2 either on that distro.

I do agree that you should ask for help in trying to discover the reasons the stock setup fails.
 
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With the defaults, grub gives me the error "unable to mount root fs on unknown bock 0,0"
 
  


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