paul at teulu
Dec 9, 2010, 9:18 AM
Post #1 of 2
Tbh although I am familiar with lilo from previous use (I started using linux in 1995!), I understood it to be deprecated. I like the interactive option with grub, and it has allowed me to get out of problems in the past. Currently I see no need to go pure 64bit, although I will do at some stage.
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
From: Frank Peters
To: gentoo-amd64 [at] lists
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Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
Sent: Dec 9, 2010 15:27
On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:58:36 +0000
"Paul Jewell" <paul [at] teulu> wrote:
> When I installed my system back in January, I started off with 64 bit
> only, and immediately hit a problem with grub compilation.
Why not just use lilo? Lilo doesn't need the kernel to boot the
system and it compiles on pure 64-bit systems.
I hate to proselytize, but it seems to me that grub has been pushed
into the Linux world without merit. Lilo does the job just as well.