LILO vs. GRUB
Posted Jun 17, 2004 22:56 UTC (Thu) by maney
In reply to: LILO vs. GRUB
Parent article: LILO vs. GRUB
GRUB may not understand software RAID, but it works just fine with Linux's md using RAID1 for me. I can't see how it would cope with any of the other RAID flavors, since they all stripe the data across multiple physical devices, but I don't believe LILO would work in that situation either. So I'm a little puzzled about what else might have been going on that wasn't described here. Maybe it was an installation issue.
LILO may work in a few settings where Grub doesn't, but I would expect them to be rather fragile. LVM, yes, LILO works there... as long as you don't actually use LVM's wonderful capabilities and invalidate LILO's block list. Besides, who needs LVM to manage a /boot partition that's oversized at a few tens of MBs? As for RAID, for real performance you want hardware in there, and then it magically works with Grub again. <grin>
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