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Old 03-02-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Can I remove Grub by just running LILO on the mbr?


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

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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LILO will replace the GRUB code in the MBR. ASsumption one is that GRUB is actually installed in the MBR. Assumption two is that you are going to install LILO to the MBR.

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:10 AM   #3
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Thanks Eric.
Just done it - everything's fine
 
Old 03-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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d'oh - too late. Yet again ...
 
Old 03-02-2013, 06:27 AM   #5
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Sorry, Syg00, I was quick off the mark then. I couldn't think of anything that could go wrong - but I don't know grub. So, I wanted a confirmation just to give me the final push.
Lilo is much better than grub - it doesn't take up any room for a start.
I just hate to imagine why grub needs a directory full of files, whereas lilo just has one small configuration file.

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #6
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lol - each to their own.

You need to look more closely (at what each occupies/does).
I hated lilo when I last used it - near on last millennium I suspect ...
 
Old 03-02-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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Lilo is much better than grub - it doesn't take up any room for a start.
I just hate to imagine why grub needs a directory full of files, whereas lilo just has one small configuration file.
Also, a boot loader with redundant filesystem drivers is just architecturally wrong.
 
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