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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 17:08:08
Message-Id: 4D0103B7.70505@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net>
Duncan wrote:
> Dale posted on Wed, 08 Dec 2010 23:32:29 -0600 as excerpted: > > >> I used lilo when I first started using Linux, Mandrake 9.1 days. When I >> started with Gentoo, I switched to grub. I can't even imagine being >> without grub. I know lilo has some strong points and is maintained but >> I still prefer grub. I also read that a new grub is in the pipe too. >> Supposed to be much better. That's the rumor anyway. >> > Grub is nice on local machines, due to the ability to use its interactive > shell. That can be quite useful when the config is screwed up for some > reason. On remote machines where the interactivity until booted is much > lower anyway, that doesn't matter so much (if at all) and lilo is as good, > possibly better. > > As for grub2... yes, it's in the pipe... as it has been for /years/. > Unfortunately, they did the same thing kde did and pulled support for > their current stable version LONG before the new version was stable, > leaving users between a rock and a hard place. Fortunately, grub is far > smaller and less complex than all of kde, and distributions were able to > step in and pick up the slack (yeah, free software, try doing that with > servantware when the original company abandons it), continuing to both > keep it building with new toolchains, and add new features like support > for ext4, etc. > > Unfortunately, last I knew, grub2 wasn't even officially on-disk-format- > stable yet, tho with ubuntu and etc already using it, it's getting more > difficult to change it, and they were /probably/ done with changes, but at > least last I knew, it wasn't official, yet. > > FWIW, there's a (masked) grub-2 in the tree, that I've been thinking about > playing with at some point, but I've not gotten to it. When I eventually > do, I'll know quite a bit more about it, but grub1 (0.97-rX) has continued > to work fine for me, so no rush. > >
One would think people would learn from KDE that stopping support for one to favor the new one makes people . . . upset. I guess some people never learn tho. Dale :-) :-)

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