Question about installing bootloader
janina at rednote.net
Fri Jan 11 19:12:21 UTC 2008
I've not had any problems using grub over several years now. I don't
have more accessibility than with lilo, but I don't have less either.
On the other hand, grub provides capibilities not present in lilo that
may or may not matter to you such as failover.
Tony Baechler writes:
> Hi all,
> Which bootloader is better, grub or lilo? I never got grub to work when I
> tried it so I just stuck with lilo. I'm running Debian Etch. When I
> originally set the machine up, it was running Woody, then Sarge and now
> Etch. I don't really need Speakup support and I'm using the stock Debian
> 2.6.18-5-686 kernel. It seems that lilo is being phased out. It hasn't
> really been updated since Sarge from what I can tell. The machine is a
> dedicated Linux server running Apache and Qmail. There are no other
> operating systems on it and stability is critical as it's in a corporate
> environment. All access is done with ssh. Should I look into changing to
> grub or leave well enough alone? Also, do any stock Debian kernels come
> with Speakup built in? Nothing in the package descriptions say anything
> about Speakup. Sarge had a 2.4.x Speakup kernel but it never got security
> Janina Sajka wrote:
>> Christian writes:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I want to change the location of the Grub bootloader from my primary harddrive to my secondary where i have linux installed. How do I do that?
>> The command you want is grub-install. Check its help for the options.
>> It's quite straight forward.
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