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Re: [SLE] switching over from redhat
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 16:07:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <200210041607.08199.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 04 October 2002 16.01, Kevin McLauchlan wrote:
> My 8.1 delivery hasn't arrived yet... Have they dropped
> lilo?

Not dropped, but grub is the default. You can select either when you install.

> Or are they just featuring grub as well?
> Which one are you offered if you just run the installer
> and answer questions as they come up?

grub, unless you manually change it.

> I tried Grub last year and didn't see what the fuss was
> about, so I went back to lilo... but then I don't do
> anything fancy, so I probably don't realize what I'm
> missing...

The biggest difference is probably that you don't have to do anything when you
change "vmlinuz", so no more "agh, I forgot to run /sbin/lilo so now I can't
boot. HELP!!" type of mails.

'Deserves [death]. I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some
that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to
deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.'
--Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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