On 28/04/07, Jonas Petersson <jonas.petersson@...> wrote:
> Raphael Wimmer wrote:
> > On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 05:13:37 +0200, Nick Hoffman <litage7@...>
> >> i'm wondering if it's possible to switch from using LILO to GRUB.
> > GRUB is working on my MBP C2D, Debian Lenny.
> > I think I installed it during Debian installation, however.
> > IIRC you should not run gptsync, as GRUB won't recognize the boot
> > partition anymore and fails to start.
> My experience: I've tried both and they work fine-ish as long as you use
> grub 0.97-r3 (or apply a patch to the previous version). I never needed
> to use gptsync to switch. I personally prefer grub since changing
> default kernel is a matter of editing a text file, but I guess it is
> mostly a matter of taste.
> However, by "fine-ish" above I mean that both of them suffer from the
> keyboard flakiness issue: ~4 times out of 5, the keyboard will not work
> to select kernel, so you WILL boot on the default kernel after the
> timeout. During testing this is rather annoying, but once everything is
> in place it is OK.
> IFAIK, the keyboard issue is C2D specific - I sure have had it on both
> my C2D boxes. Some claim it is the initial Apple bootup stuff that
> leaves it in a non-reliable state. Refit always works fine and once the
> USB modules are loaded it also seems pretty stable - on the odd
> occasion, but touchpad has gone strange (movement insists on a
> particular corner) but reloading the modules then helps.
> / Jonas
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so switching from lilo to grub is as easy as uninstalling lilo and
installing grub? nothing else needs to be done?