I was using my new machine to put debian through its paces and then the old machine packed up. I have now migrated to the new machine - but, of course, it has grub installed.
Since I lost the old machine through disk/boot problems (another story) I am **very** nervous about having another machine that doesn't boot for whatever reason.
I hope that if I run lilo and write it to the mbr, everything will be fine.
I have already run lilo and wrote it to the root partition after marking it as the boot partition with cfdisk - but it had no effect, grub took over.
There doesn't seem to be much about this subject, hence my question.
I find grub intrusive and much prefer the control and precision of lilo to grubs guessing games