[TriLUG] Subjects for "Kernel 101"
Mon, 8 Oct 2001 13:24:22 -0400
I use Grub all the time. It is far from alpha and in some respects better
than LILO. On the otherhand LILO has caught up with Grub and works just as
well. Mandrake lets you use either, and also has some easy controls for
editing them and getting both to do your bidding.
I think you should stick to talking about LILO. You know it. It works.
Every distro comes with it, and some distro's don't come with Grub.
I'm sure there will be enough Grub-ites onhand to answer any questions in
Thanks for giving the talk! I'm looking forward to it. I think a lot of
folks will be amazed at how easy it is (and safe to do) to actually roll
your own kernel!
----- Original Message -----
From: "acoliver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 12:44 PM
Subject: [TriLUG] Subjects for "Kernel 101"
> Thanks for the suggestions! Keep em coming.
> Although it certainly appears that grub is a superior bootloader (and that
> lilo is somewhat deprecated), I've never used grub (for my purposes lilo
> never not worked so I've never bothered to replace it). I definately
> I should add it to the discussion agenda, but I don't think I should do
> demos (one grub and one lilo) as part of the main discussion (so not to
> confuse people who've never compiled a kernel before).
> However, if there are no objections, I do think I'll stick with lilo for
> base demonstration because everyone has it and grub is still considered an
> I'll see if grub is or can be installed on Jon's machine, at the end of
> evening (provided Jon doesn't object *g*) we can just switch the
> and restart that puppy. Looking at the docs it looks pretty easy. I
> that might be the best demonstration of all. (since most people probably
> will start with lilo)
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 07:45:28AM -0700, acoliver spoke thusly:
> > Here is a tentative agenda for Thursday's discussion. Please forward
> > suggestions on anything I haven't thought to cover that you believe
> > be.
> >What about grub? The bootloader you don't have to re-install every
> >kernel update/recompile/upgrade.
> >I've become a real fan of grub....
> >-- Kevin "The Alchemist" Sonney --
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> > -- Berkley Breathed, 2001
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