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Free Software Magazine: GRUB Tips and Tricks

Jan 30, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Turner)

[ Thanks to Dave Guard for this link. ]

"The GRand Unified Boot loader, or GRUB, has all but replaced the default boot loader on many GNU/Linux distributions. It includes some conveniences over LILO, the LInux LOader. One advantage is not having to remember to run /sbin/lilo every time you make a configuration change. It also can function as a boot loader for removable media such as floppies, CD-R/W and USB flash memory keys. It is short-sided to view GRUB only as a boot loader to be installed on a hard drive of a GNU/Linux system. Combined with a few other utilities, GRUB can be a powerful and good-looking tool for your home, organization or workplace.

"First, what exactly is GRUB...?"

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