> 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.