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Old 11-13-2003, 05:12 AM   #1
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Boot Managers

Ok, I've been using Linux for a while now, and I have rebooted my computer a whole 5 times in 10 months.
The reason I *hate* rebooting is the booting stage.
My default boot manager is Grub, which I really dislike, and don't understand but anyway.
Usually to boot it up, I use a Slackware boot floppy.
But this gets tedious, I'd like to configure lilo.. (My computer tells me lilo is installed, but by default uses Grub as the boot manager)

I'd like to unnistall Grub, or just make lilo the default.
Old 11-13-2003, 05:46 AM   #2
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To use Lilo instead of Grub, edit /etc/lilo.conf as required, then run /sbin/lilo. One task when editing /etc/lilo will be pointing it to install into either your Master Boot Record (mbr), or the first sectors of your boot partition. You'll need to find out where your Grub sits at the moment, and basically overwrite it with lilo.

Having said that, I would STRONGLY advise you to come to terms with Grub instead - it is considered better than lilo; more powerful and flexible ... the trend among distros is towards moving from lilo to Grub, rather than the other way around.
What could you possibly dislike about Grub so much? Maybe it just isn't configured correctly?
Old 11-13-2003, 03:55 PM   #3
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It might be that it's not configured properly, I never remember installing Grub, I installed lilo, but for some reason my computer uses Grub, maybe that is a sign I should just learn how to use Grub, hehehehe..


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