LILO vs. GRUB
Posted Jun 17, 2004 8:33 UTC (Thu) by sbakira
Parent article: LILO vs. GRUB
I did use both utilities for booting my "numerous" distributions.
At this time, Grub is not able, and I did'nt see any particular will from the dev team, to boot from a full lvm partition as lilo is able to.
Add to this point that grub needs to understand :
1- The disks layout
2- the metadata - as in LVM or RAID 0,1,4,5,6
3- the filesystem where the kernel and other files are placed
This whole thing makes GRUB irrelevent if you want to boot your machine from a LVM parition formated in exotic format for instance.
So, I'm sticking to lilo.
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