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I have tried installing several commercial Linux distributions (Red Hat 9, SuSE 8.2, Lycoris) on my computer recently, and none of them have been able to boot. I had originally thought that the problem was being caused by a glitch in the BIOS, or in the OSes themselves. After some experimentation with these and a few other distros, I have concluded that the problem is with the GRUB bootloader. How do I remove GRUB and install Lilo? Can I just copy it out of any distribution that uses Lilo, or does it need to be done a certain way? Any ...

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    Default Replacing GRUB

    I have tried installing several commercial Linux distributions (Red
    Hat 9, SuSE 8.2, Lycoris) on my computer recently, and none of them
    have been able to boot. I had originally thought that the problem was
    being caused by a glitch in the BIOS, or in the OSes themselves.
    After some experimentation with these and a few other distros, I have
    concluded that the problem is with the GRUB bootloader. How do I
    remove GRUB and install Lilo? Can I just copy it out of any
    distribution that uses Lilo, or does it need to be done a certain way?
    Any help would be great. Thanks.

    Nick
    Nick Guest

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    /sbin/lilo (as root) should do it (...providing that your lilo
    configuration is okay)

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    Nick Ballard wrote: 

    P. Guest

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    On 16 Nov 2003 18:10:52 -0800, in article
    <google.com>, Nick Ballard wrote:
     

    (1) Configure LILO (edit /etc/lilo.conf).
    (2) Run /sbin/lilo (it rewrites the boot sector).

    LILO is now in charge of booting.

    You'll have to decide whether (or not) to "uninstall" the GRUB package
    iteself. How you do this depends on how you "installed" it.
    Jules Guest

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    Nick Ballard wrote: 
    IIRC, at least SuSE 8.2 allows you to choose the bootloader during
    installation. Choose LILO instead of the default GRUB, as simple as that.

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    hint: my first name is not "spam"!

    Helge Guest

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