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Old 05-31-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Lilo vs Grub for USB-which is better and why?

Just want opinions and tips on booting USB with either grub or lilo?
Which is better?
Old 05-31-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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OK, I am trying to boot TTYLinux-8.1 off my EXT3 USB using GRUB instead of lilo...
Here is the lilo.conf for ttylinux HD install-

# /etc/lilo.con
# LILO boot loader configuration

# ***********************************************************
# global settings
# ***********************************************************

# Specify where to put the boot loader.

# Specify what the boot loader menu should look like.
install    = bmp
bitmap     = /boot/ttylinux.bmp
bmp-colors = 1,2,,2,1,
bmp-table  = 33,11,1,8
bmp-timer  = 44,20,1,2,

# Specify how the boot loader should operate.
compact # Try merging read for adjacent sectors into a single read request.
default = ttylinux
lba32   # Use 32-bit Logical Block Address, not cylinder/head/sector.
timeout = 60

# ***********************************************************
# per-image settings
# ***********************************************************

# ttylinux
        label = ttylinux
        root  = %TTYLINUX_ROOT_DEV%
So, can I use that and install lilo to USB OR
should I use GRUB(already installed to usb) and how to edit menu.lst
to boot??
default 0
timeout 10

title TTYLinux-8.1
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1
The above MENU.LST causes a kernel panic
I tried many things-so where am I going wrong??
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Don't you need a root entry?


root (hd1,0)

between title and kernel


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