cvs commit: www/lfs faq.html

jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 7 09:18:45 PST 2003


jeroen      03/11/07 10:18:45

  Modified:    lfs      faq.html
  Log:
  Reworded the Grub and Lilo FAQ entries to reflect the inclusion of grub in LFS-5
  
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  1.26      +3 -4      www/lfs/faq.html
  
  Index: faq.html
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  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/lfs/faq.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.25
  retrieving revision 1.26
  diff -u -r1.25 -r1.26
  --- faq.html	2 Nov 2003 16:24:23 -0000	1.25
  +++ faq.html	7 Nov 2003 17:18:45 -0000	1.26
  @@ -128,13 +128,12 @@
   <dl>
   	<dt id="add-grub">Why not use GRUB instead of LILO?</dt>
   		<dd>
  -			<p>GRUB will very likely replace LILO in the book when the GRUB maintainers make a release they call stable. If you'd like to see that happen, you could bug the GRUB maintainers, since current releases seem perfectly stable.</p>
  -			<p>If your current setup uses GRUB or you'd like to use it anyway, you should have no trouble following the GRUB documentation and the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">LFS "GRUB-Howto" Hint</a>.  If you do this, you can omit bin86, since it is only  used by LILO.</p>
  +			<p>Since LFS-5.0, released 5 November 2003, LFS uses Grub instead of Lilo. Grub was chosen because it doesn't require reinstallation after a kernel upgrade and has a very nice rescue console. </p>
  +			<p> If your current setup uses LILO or you'd like to use it anyway, you can, but beware you will also need to install BIN86 and, for the latest LILO versions, NASM. However, don't preach about it on the LFS mailinglists, since we've had many flamewars about it in the past. </p>
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="why-not-new-lilo">Why not upgrade LILO to the latest version?</dt>
   		<dd>
  -			<p>For now, the book is staying with LILO 22.2 because versions of LILO after 22.2 require <a href="http://nasm.sourceforge.net/">nasm</a>. While there should be no problem installing nasm, the book and many users are reluctant to install an extra package just for LILO. Many users are switching to GRUB. (The book would probably switch to GRUB if the GRUB maintainers made a release they called stable. You could bug the GRUB maintainers if you'd like to see this happen.)</p>
  -			<p>Users who switch to GRUB can omit bin86, since it is only used by LILO.</p>
  +			<p><em>This FAQ only applies to versions of LFS up until 4.1.</em> LFS-4.1 used LILO 22.2 because later versions require <a href="http://nasm.sourceforge.net/">nasm</a>. While there should be no problem installing nasm, the book and many users were reluctant to install an extra package just for LILO. </p>
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="why-not-faq">Why not include the FAQ in the book?</dt>
   		<dd>
  
  
  



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