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From: Frank Peters <frank.peters@...>
Subject: Re: Outside of portage (was Re: Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers)
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:41:43 -0400
On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:32:55 -0500
Barry Schwartz <chemoelectric@...> wrote:

> 
> I install Grub outside of Portage, on the grounds that (a) it
> is a bad thing to upgrade unless you have to; and (b) the Grub 2
> ebuilds were broken anyway, and I didn’t want to switch back to Grub 1
> when moving from Exherbo back to Gentoo. So I used the default GNU
> install procedure in /usr/local. If the machine boots, the machine
> boots, and I’m satisfied.
> 

For a person in my situation (i.e. single user, desktop system with no
network beyond ISP connection) -- and I'm sure there are a lot of us
out there -- I cannot see any advantage of grub over lilo.  The Debian
folks rescued lilo from near extinction because they recognized its utility
and there is a gentoo ebuild available.

I hope lilo stays around forever.  It is a sensible choice.

Frank Peters



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Re: Outside of portage (was Re: Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers)
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