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Old 11-22-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Mepis instalation

Hey everyone I want to install mepis linux, I am currently downloading it at a slow rate (that's the internet connection here). Just wanted to ask something...I hate the grub bootloader...can I choose not to install it and after that boot my mepis with lilo ?
Old 11-24-2006, 01:43 AM   #2
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Um, tough call there. Mepis doesn't come with LILO already installed, only GRUB.
You could do a few things:
- Install Mepis without putting GRUB on your Master boot record, but then you probably couldn't boot into it. You'd need to install LILO from another distribution or something.
- Install GRUB in your MBR, then boot into Mepis and apt-get install lilo, then overwrite your MBR with LILO.

I would choose the second option if I were you. Personally, since just about every distro is using GRUB now, I just decided to learn how to use GRUB.
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I also used to prefer Lilo over Grub because it seemed more accessible. Grub is the default with Mepis, and i've found it to be a very good program. you can always get Lilo through the repos' afterwords. Read up on Grub, you might find something you like


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