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Bug 159109 - Installer does not give LILO as an option
Summary: Installer does not give LILO as an option
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-29 23:30 UTC by peter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-31 03:06:29 UTC

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Description peter 2005-05-29 23:30:53 UTC
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Hi ??

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.

Thanks Zach

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-31 03:06:29 UTC
lilo has been deprecated for years and is gone for good.

Comment 2 peter 2005-06-03 23:33:43 UTC
Hi ..,

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.


Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-06-03 23:43:40 UTC
You can always use kickstart to automate that.

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