[ale] GRUB issue on boot

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 14 01:20:20 EDT 2006

James Sumners wrote:
> I still don't see how any of that matters when all you want to do is
> boot your machine. Why would I want to do "boot-time alterations"? 

Because sometimes you can mess things up (at least I can).  Grub gives 
you the capability to edit the boot options, mount a file system and 
find the correct name of the kernel you are booting, etc.  If you only 
use lilo and you specified a bad boot config (i.e. left out initrd) then 
you are hosed if A) you don't have a boot cdrom handy B) don't have a 
cdrom drive C) don't have a boot floppy or a floppy drive.

-Jim P.

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