[CentOS] why was LILO removed from centOS 4.2?

Nielsen, Steve SNielsen at comscore.com
Wed Nov 30 15:09:57 UTC 2005

lilo is still there.  Its just not available as a choice in the install.
We build all of our servers using kickstart (automated version of the
install) and there lilo can be specified as a boot loader.


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Ulrik S. Kofod
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:06 AM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: [CentOS] why was LILO removed from centOS 4.2?

I can't choose LILO as boot loader anymore in the install process? And
what is the
advantages in GRUP vs. LILO that are so great that LILO has been deleted

One big disadvantages when forced to use GRUB is that it is a hassle to
make the
disks in a RAID1 bootable.

and RAID1 seems pretty useless when it is the only bootable disk that

can someone come up with a nice one-liner that will make GRUB "global"
like LILO is
out-of-the-box ? or is ther a parameter you can give?

I don't know about you but when one of my disks fails I really don't
need too many
new check marks to worry about on my to do list.

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