Frank Peters wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:04:52 +0000 (UTC)
> Duncan<1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
>>> Stan Sander wrote:
>>>> In addition to using grub-static, you will need to have the IA32
>>>> Emulation enabled in your kernel, else you won't be able to execute
>>>> grub at all. It's under file formats / Emulations in the menu.
>> I think that's covered in the handbook, now, but posting's still good,
>> just in case it would have been overlooked. FWIW when I first switched to
>> no-multilib, before I did the 32-bit chroot thing, I tried turning off
>> that option in the kernel... and found I couldn't run... I think it was
>> lilo I was running at the time, properly, so it's definitely worth
> Lilo doesn't need the kernel at all. I have IA32 turned off and I use
> lilo to boot. There is no problem.
> Unless there is some special requirement, most people probably use grub
> because of the "follow the leader" syndrome. Lilo is still quite effective
> and also quite simple. Fortunately, the Gentoo overlords have not removed
> lilo from the portage tree, but if they ever do, I will just compile it
> myself. Continuous change is not a law of the universe. Some methods
> never become obsolete (out of fashion perhaps, but fashion should never
> be the final guide).
> Frank Peters
No offense intended but I have used both lilo and grub. I used lilo
first and for me, it was a nightmare. Fixing even a small typo was
painful for me. I switched to grub and the difference was like flying
the space shuttle or riding a tri-cycle. Let's remove the computers
from the space shuttle just to make it as difficult.
I may have to use lilo one day but grub will be long dead and will not
compile on any rig I have.