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Old 04-02-2016, 05:05 AM   #1
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lilo vs elilo?

A while back when i had to replace the motherboard in this computer, i ended up with UEFI features on the board, but i simply booted from my old disk without a reinstall and it all worked. The disk contained slackware with lilo installed to the boot record.

The bios (or whatever it's called these days) on this board has "legacy bios" mode which acts as an automatic fallback, where lilo runs fine, and the bootloader prompt appears immediately after the boards boot logo.

I am wondering, is there any reason to switch to elilo to take advantage of any UEFI features (if there are any?). Why should i switch, is there any point in doing so?
Old 04-02-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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Why should i switch, is there any point in doing so?
The point is clear: current hardware manufacturers are slowly moving to UEFI and soon Legacy based Lilo will need more doing to make it useful to newer machines. If you need a hint for the work-around Lilo read *ruario here*. There is also a good Elilo post by Didier Spaier here.

Don't worry if you read somewhere that Elilo is no longer in active development because somewhere in this forum it appeared PV is taking up the job to maintain it.

Again there is good reason to move up a bit.

Hope that helps. Good luck.


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Old 04-02-2016, 11:14 PM   #3
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I agree with the points malekmustaq makes, with the exception that if it's working fine for you now, then don't change it.


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