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Old 02-21-2002, 09:31 AM   #1
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LILO or GRUB? What do you USE?

What do you use LILO or GRUB. What are the advantages using LILO or GRUB. I'm wondering why cause I think Im gonna have to
format or what do they call it in linux? My SB live doens't work
using 2.4.9-21 using KDE on Redhat 7.2. I can't install my kernel
or I have no clue how to fix this kernel panic on FS on 3:48 when I try to comiple and boot from kernel 2.4.17. So Im gonna start
from scratch again but need to know which is better LILO or GRUB and WHY?
I also notice that there are more docs on LILO then GRUB. Oh ya
Which boots up faster? LILO or GRUB? IM currently using GRUB.

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Old 02-21-2002, 09:37 AM   #2
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Lilo, more documentation and more people are familiar with it... that's why I choose Lilo.

Not sure about the which boots faster.. once it loads up and you choose your OS to boot.. its done.. so to answer your question, they don't boot up fastest.. its the first thing to load if you have them installed, its the OS that would boot up the quickest...
Old 02-21-2002, 09:41 AM   #3
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You should have made this a poll. I use Lilo. I'm familiar with it and once you've become used to it, it's a doddle to sort. Although the harddisk naming convention used in Grub is perfectly logical, since Linux itself uses the whole /dev/hdx thing, I find it easier to continue to do so in the bootloader.

I don't think there's any appreciable difference in booting speed. I use Lilo on my machine and my housemate uses Grub on his - we have almost identical machines - and there's not much to choose. I do like the way that you can change the background image on Grub easily (it's only a XPM file), though.
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My prefernce is Lilo over grub for the same reasons...more support then grub
Old 08-28-2003, 11:12 AM   #5
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I prefer ntloadr ... If that option is unavailable, then I guess LILO will do

Laugh dammit... that was a joke
Old 08-28-2003, 11:13 AM   #6
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i use grub. and like Thymox said:

and there's not much to choose. I do like the way that you can change the background image on Grub easily (it's only a XPM file), though.

its cool. i haven't had a single problem with grub that i would even need to see documentation for - or support. or maybe it's because im so new i haven't messed anything up yet.

Old 08-28-2003, 11:21 AM   #7
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I find lilo to be easier to use then grub
Old 08-28-2003, 11:24 AM   #8
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Well, I guess I will be the spokesman (or should I say spokesperson... ) for GRUB.

I find that the configuration file for GRUB is well structured and simple to understand.
As mentioned in a previous post, changing the splash image or even the foreground and background colors is very easy.

As for documentation, may I refer everyone to the GRUB manual.

As for support... well... ... and, of course, LQ


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