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rossAINTfakin 08-25-2004 02:56 PM

lilo/grub and iso burning question
First, what is the difference between grub and lilo?
i know they effectively do the same thing, but is there a technical difference or a reason why i should use one over the other?

And second, when burning an iso image from windows, how do i get it to a cd where it will boot? Last night i downloaded all 4 discs for fedora core 2, and would like to install tonight but i have yet to burn them. can anyone help me get this done so i can continue on my quest to find the perfect distro?

Thanks so much,

J.W. 08-25-2004 03:18 PM

Both lilo and grub perform exactly the same function, and it's a matter of personal preference as to which is "better". It's sort of like asking which text editor is "better", vim, pico, or emacs? It's a matter of personal preference. (Personally, I happen to prefer lilo, but if I switched to grub there would be no functional diffference.) I'd suggest looking at sample grub and lilo files, as that will show you what you'd be dealing with in terms of maintaining them.

In order to burn the CD so that it is bootable, you need to select the "Burn as Image" option. You do not want to just copy the ISO to the CD, because that won't work. You need to burn it as an image. Which burner app are you using? -- J.W.

rossAINTfakin 08-25-2004 06:00 PM

I am using the nero software, i want to say 5 that came with my tdk velocd burner.

as for the lilo/grub thing i just remember on suse 9 it had grub as default on with mdk 10 it had lilo with graphical interface as default.

thank you so much,

michaelk 08-25-2004 06:27 PM

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