Question about installing bootloader

Janina Sajka janina at
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 
> updates.
> 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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