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Firefox54 06-30-2011 07:22 PM

Not installing grub with distro builder
I found the distro builder on the suse site. I think its awesome, but I have a problem. I started with the minimal x base. It starts me off with grub as the bootloader, but my computer and grub's defaults don't work. I told it to add lilo but grub is still there as well as lilo. It says that grub is required by other packages and will be installed. When I install will I have grub or lilo as the bootloader? Is there a way to set it to lilo?

Larry Webb 06-30-2011 08:26 PM

Why won't grub work, are there errors? As far as I know you should be able to install lilo to boot a Suse distro. I have not paid attention lately but I think suse used to give you an option on the installation to choose lilo. I may have to back up on that, If you use an ext4 file system I am not sure if lilo will read.

I personally use grub2 on everyone of the distros I boot.

jefro 06-30-2011 10:34 PM

I think I read the newer OpenSuse needs grub and won't boot with lilo if you have the 11.x series. Not sure I'd move to grub2 either on that distro.

I do agree that you should ask for help in trying to discover the reasons the stock setup fails.

Firefox54 07-01-2011 06:26 PM

With the defaults, grub gives me the error "unable to mount root fs on unknown bock 0,0"

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