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ELILO Managing EFI Boot Loaders for Linux: Using ELILO It's really difficult for me to decide which part of that to copy+paste because it's all really good, so I'll just ask you please to read it. Rod Smith Authored and maintains both gdisk and rEFInd. But before you do I'd like to comment a little on it. The ELILO link above is to one of the many ...


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I use LILO instead of GRUB2. To be honest, it was not my choice - GRUB2 installation failed in Debian Live CD installer, but then was option to install LILO which succeed. I have 2 years old laptop running Debian Stable. LILO works flawlessly for me.


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I don't remember any equivalent of update-grub. However there's an older system which is still supported in Debian. (It's used for uboot on my ARM server). The most recent kernel is symlinked to /boot/vmlinuz and initrd to /boot/initrd.img. It's updated by the kernel package. The boot loader is pointed at those & dereferences the symlink on each ...


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LILO still is usable, even with UEFI BIOSes. UEFI can load the Linux kernel directly, usually. This depends on the UEFI itself, though. However if you do need a boot selection screen, for instance if you're booting into several OSes on one machine, then a small bootloader might be handy. I'd consider using EXTLINUX instead, though. It's a variant of ...


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the new ATA driver in the kernel use /dev/sda, the old drivers are still supported but you will have to edit your kernel by chrooting into you system using a livecd. Device drivers ---> <*> ATA/ATAPI/MFM/TLL support (deprecated) <*> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers ---> For chrooting I always use the gentoo minimal installation cd ...



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