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Old 08-31-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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LILO developer stepping down, ending the project!


http://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=ne...Bootloader-EOY

LILO is the only bootloader that has worked consistently on all my hardware, even my Acer with its M$ft-isms that won't even load GRUB (at least a few years ago). I really don't want to lose it.

Anyone here in Slack-world want to take it up or should we look at something else?
 
Old 08-31-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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Poop. This saddens me: I just started using Lilo a few weeks ago and I like it.
 
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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This has been discussed, or at least mentioned, in the past, in other threads and was also posted in this week's "DistroWatch Weekly", put is certainly worth bringing up again.
I will miss LILO as I've never cared for Grub2.
 
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:56 PM   #4
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I think for old computers, we could still use the current lilo without problem. For newer computers with UEFI, we may need to find an alternative, my personal favor is rEFInd.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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This makes me very sad. Another break in continuity...

I have never used the grubby alternative and continue to use Lilo on all my machines.

I suppose I will continue with Lilo until I hit a wall of some sort as new hardware comes my way, so Lilo will stay active here for at least a few more years.

Last edited by astrogeek; 08-31-2015 at 08:07 PM.
 
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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Anyone here in Slack-world want to take it up or should we look at something else?
Take up what? With BIOS firmware ending it's probably had all the maintenance that it'll ever need. As long as it works, we'll include it.
 
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:13 PM   #7
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Take up what? With BIOS firmware ending it's probably had all the maintenance that it'll ever need. As long as it works, we'll include it.
The inverse of continuity breaks - the dependable constancy of Slackware!

Thanks Pat!
 
Old 08-31-2015, 08:21 PM   #8
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I've used a lot of distros, though I always keep coming back to the elegant simplicity of Slackware. (I'm posting this from FreeBSD in a VM on Slackware --Current because I can.)

I have never had a problem with GRUB on a distro that defaults to GRUB. I don't like or dislike GRUB. As long as the bootloader loads the boot, I can live with it.
 
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:05 AM   #9
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Grub2 does the job, no doubt about it, but I've always felt LILO was more in keeping with the UNIX/Slackware KISS philosophy.
 
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:29 AM   #10
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Grub2 is a headache to configure beyond what its auto-detection is capable of, lilo isn't.
 
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:23 PM   #11
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Take up what? With BIOS firmware ending it's probably had all the maintenance that it'll ever need. As long as it works, we'll include it.
New machines still have compatibility mode (a bios). Mine does. I wiped that HD and set up a MBR partition setup as soon as I got it.

Doesn't elilo work for that new-style e-whatever stuff anyway?
 
Old 09-01-2015, 01:24 PM   #12
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I have never had a problem with GRUB on a distro that defaults to GRUB. I don't like or dislike GRUB. As long as the bootloader loads the boot, I can live with it.
I know my way around GRUB and GRUB2, but everytime I have to use one of these, the syntax, quirks and general klutziness make me wonder what borderline methhead high on acid could have dreamt that up. Whenever I can use LILO, I'll prefer it anytime.
 
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #13
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Take up what? With BIOS firmware ending it's probably had all the maintenance that it'll ever need. As long as it works, we'll include it.
Over the last 13 years using Slack, I have always found this forum helpful, but never needed to bother to register.

Today I have. LILO works. Easy, one thing at a time. No complicated config.

Thanks Pat for keeping Slackware simple (but hard for some).

Nick
 
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:24 PM   #14
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Take up what? With BIOS firmware ending it's probably had all the maintenance that it'll ever need. As long as it works, we'll include it.
Thank You PV, this is the stance that makes Slackware the best! Keep it up, Please!!!
 
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:26 PM   #15
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Take up what? With BIOS firmware ending it's probably had all the maintenance that it'll ever need. As long as it works, we'll include it.
Thanks for all that you do for us, Patrick.
 
  


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