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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.