Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159109
Installer does not give LILO as an option
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
I just downloaded and installed the Fedora4 Test3 image onto a brand new system. During the install process it only gave the option to use GRUB as the boot manager. Based on my past experience I do not like; and do not use GRUB, as a boot manager. I had to spend a few hours getting and installing LILO. I would like LILO offered as an option during the install process. I would have been acceptable, but not desirable, even if LILO had only been installed. As it was I needed to download a LILO rpm, and do an install before I could use it.
I understand that some people GRUB, I can even understand that the developers, because they prefer GRUB, make it the default boot loader; BUT they should maintain the option of LILO for people who do not like GRUB.
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lilo has been deprecated for years and is gone for good.
Sigh; going to add a few hours to my installs & make them more difficult.
After every install I will need to boot in recovery mode since I don't ever
install grub. Then I will have to install LILO manually.
You can always use kickstart to automate that.