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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:28:39 -0600
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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