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Old 01-24-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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What's LILO and GRUB in specific and its difference?

Can anybody tell me what is the real difference of GRUB and LILO? What its advantage? Why distro X prefer GRUB or LILO?
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I prefer GRUB because changing the settings is usually just a matter of editing the file menu.lst. With LILO each time a change is made it has to be re-insalled to MBR and I prefer to leave MBR well alone.

Is any distro other than slackware still defaulting to LILO?
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I agree. I don't know what LILO is satnding for... and What knid of distro use LILO?

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LILO = LInux LOader
This came before GRUB, and is still used by Slackware---I have not seen it in any other distros.

GRUB is preferable---if only because there are more people who know how to troubleshoot it.


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