GRUB vs LILO and how STUPID the X86 architecture really is...

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at
Sat Oct 19 14:05:03 PDT 2002

On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Zack Winkles wrote:

> Multiple times I've installed a new kernel, forgotten to run lilo, then
> had the old kernel start, or worse yet, had no kernel start booting
> because part of the new kernel overwrote part of the old kernel, but
> NOT the whole thing. kernel corruption = bad. I'm aware that this is
> user error on my part, but the fact remains that grub wouldn't care
> about such things.

Shame on you--don't blame user error on the software.  It could be also be
said that the main reason you're having the problem was that you weren't
building the kernel "properly" using the `mzke bzlilo` target, which
_runs lilo for you_.

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