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LILO and GRUB: Boot Loaders Made Simple

Jan 24, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Judith Myerson)


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"GRUB is a bit easier to administer because the GRUB loader is smart enough to locate the /boot/grub/grub.conf file when booting. An administrator only needs to install GRUB once, using the "grub-install" utility. Any changes made to grub.conf will be automatically used when the system is next booted. In contrast, any changes made to lilo.conf are not read at boot time. The MBR needs to be "refreshed."'

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