LILO vs. GRUB
Posted Jun 17, 2004 8:52 UTC (Thu) by Klavs
Parent article: LILO vs. GRUB
While Grub is a very nice bootloader - I really like that I have it on my RIP bootcd - so I can boot discs, that some old bios can't handle - because the discs were suddenly moved (or new controllers were added to the mix) - I prefer LILO for servers - simply because of two things:
1) it forces you to verify the config - before the change is implemented. (GRUB just reads the config on boot - and if its buggy - you're out of luck on a remote system).
2) LILO supports the -R option - which I use to test kernels, of which I'm not a 100% will boot - this way all I have to do - is to repower the server (which you can get even a monkey to do - and on IBM systems, can be done by "dialing up" to the ASMA processor :)
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