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Old 09-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
bvbellomo
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LILO or GRUB


I am not an expert with either LILO or GRUB, but am more familiar with GRUB. I was only starting to learn the basics of LILO (since I switched to Slackware) and now I see 14.1 includes GRUB.

I think I will be better off knowing one really well and just avoiding the other than trying to learn both. Which do you think I should learn?

I don't want to invest in LILO if it is going be increasingly less popular and eventually go away, even if it is around for some time.

So far, I like Slackware better than other distro's I've used. If most Slackware systems continue to use LILO and GRUB is just a small concession to make things easier with those who want to use it, I'd rather learn LILO.

GRUB seems a little easier to work with if it is misconfigured, and that could just be my familiarity with it. otherwise both do their job well.
 
Old 09-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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Grub is added to the Slackware repositoriy for mainly one reason: It has better support for UEFI than Lilo. Lilo is still the default option and will not go away soon.
 
  


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