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[opensuse] Grub vs LILO
Hello List

- see from

http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/software-technology/difference-between-grub-and-lilo/

1.GRUB is a boot loader which can be used for Linux, vSTA, DOS, and other operating systems while LILO is a generic boot loader for Linux.
2.Both GRUB and LILO can boot operating systems from external devices such as floppy disks and hard drives, but 3.GRUB allows booting from a network while LILO does not.
4.When the configuration file is altered, LILO needs to be reinstalled to the MBR while GRUB defaults to its command line interface.
5.GRUB is more complicated to use while LILO is simpler and easier to use.
6.LILO is the old default boot loader for Linux while GRUB is the new default boot loader.
7.GRUB can be used for various other operating systems unlike LILO which is used only for Linux operating systems.

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