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Old 10-23-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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I am newbie so please clear my concept what is difference between lilo,grub,ntldr?
I have searched on google but not clear..
Old 10-23-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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See my comment on your "YUM" post.

These are all boot-loaders. A Google search on any one of those 3 words will give you a mountain of information.

Since you have looked at Google, please tell us exactly what is not clear........for example, post a link to an article and tell us that you do not understand a particular paragraph.

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All of them are bootloaders, the program that bridges the BIOS to the actual operating system. Each one does the same thing: loads up the initial minimal set of drivers needed for the operating system to start up.

Grub and lilo are the most commonly used bootloaders for linux. NTLDR is the one that comes with Windows. There are others like XOSL, SmartBoot Manager, PLoP, etc.


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