Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Aug 2005 17:02 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes What utility do practically all Linux users use, regardless of their job or expertise? A boot loader. In this article, see how a boot loader works, meet two popular loaders, LILO (LInux LOader) and GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Boot loader), and review the pros and cons of each.
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by zlynx on Fri 26th Aug 2005 21:50 UTC
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Just the other day I finished compiling Linux 2.6.13-rc7 and rebooted. Then I realized I'd forgotten to copy the new kernel into /boot.

With GRUB, no problem! I just entered the path of the kernel build directory and it booted just fine.

I've heard GRUB does PXE boots also but for that I prefer pxelinux, a modification of syslinux.

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