[oclug] Lilo tip - Use GRUB
flynn at engsoc.queensu.ca
Mon Mar 25 11:59:29 EST 2002
On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 10:29:18AM -0500, Philippe Tanguay wrote:
> I was looking for a way to easily try out new kernels on a headless box, with
> the ability to automatically revert to the "stable" one if things didn't work
> Of course, if your test kernel wedges, then you still need the reset button.
> But it's quite an improvement from setting a test kernel as the default boot
> on a machine w/o monitor and keyboard.
I highly recommend using GNU GRUB instead of LILO. It has great
support for headless boxes, you can change all boot settings on the
fly, and, well, you (almost) never have to change your boot sector
Check it out at:
Some GNU/Linux distributions are switching away from LILO to GRUB, and
I recommend every one else does, too. It saves a lot of time and a
lot of hassle.
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