[lug] Determining if Lilo or Grub is current bootloader
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Wed Jan 17 20:28:43 MST 2007
On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 05:50:36PM -0700, Zan Lynx wrote:
> LILO works when it doesn't know anything about the filesystem. GRUB
> requires a filesystem driver.
> LILO works on RAID-1 mirrors. GRUB does not, as far as I know.
> LILO continues to work even when your /boot filesystem is fsck'd up.
> I've seen GRUB fail to read the kernel and initrd off a sufficiently
> corrupted partition.
> Of course, I personally prefer GRUB, but you did ask. :)
Yeah, I figured there must be cases like that. Good to know them.
If your boot filesystem is corrupted wouldn't it be dangerous to boot
anything on it? I would want to use a boot CD if at all possible in that
situation. I haven't encountered the RAID situation because I don't put my
root directory in RAID but it would be nice.
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