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Re: [SLE] Determine the installed bootloader ?
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:42:27 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405110942.27728.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 09:33 am, Marshall Heartley wrote:
> <snip>
> > That's not definitive.... I have grub and lilo on some of my machines
> > and thus, all of the things you mention above. Sometimes it's really
> > hard to tell without booting and knowing what to look for.
> I thought that you could not have 2 different boot loaders on the same
> machine like that?

Sure you can.... you just can't have them both in the MBR.

But you could (and I have) used grub on the MBR and then have grub point to a
'target' partition, on which is loaded the lilo bootloader.... or vice

I use an Acronis boot loader.... which then points to grub on the target
partition.... so Acronis boots grub... which could then boot another
partition with lilo on it..... (yawn)..... and so forth.

> > As I said in another email, one surefire way is to try to use grub's
> > editing features at boot time.
> Unfortunately, the original poster was wanting to know before they
> rebooted the machine.
> Marshall

+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 05/11/04 09:40 +
"You might be a high-tech Red-neck if:
you have ever saved the power cord from a broken appliance"

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