Is anybody still using LILO (the “LInux LOader”)? That was the
Linux-specific bootloader from the early days, before GRUB (the “GRand
Unified Bootloader”) came on the scene.
I remember one difference was that LILO compiled its configuration into
the bootloader binary at installation time. That way, if you made any
errors in the configuration, you usually discovered that immediately.
Whereas with GRUB, you only found this out when your machine failed to
Though with GRUB 2 commonplace nowadays, I haven’t felt the need to
configure anything as yet. It seems smart enough to figure it out all
by itself. :)
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