[svlug] gui lilo..?
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Oct 20 13:42:02 PDT 2000
On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 12:14:59AM -0700, Daevid Vincent (DayWalker at TheMatrix.com) wrote:
> I turn on a computer, and I want to pick my OS and start working, all
> with minimal hassle.
LILO with a default image actually removes a step -- you don't have to
pick anything. It just boots.
By the time you've got a user who can dual-boot a system, I'll argue
you've got someone who can write a boot message which informs the user
of what options exist.
> If the user wants it to be a pretty picture rather than text, why do
> you all damn them? If you don't want a graphical LILO, then don't use
> it, but why dictate what someone else might want.
I'll note that, at least for WinNT, there is no graphical boot loader
(haven't looked at Win2K), just an ASCII menu. I've created similar for
DOS through CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT (mostly for booting GNU/Linux
<g>). Win9* doesn't even offer a boot selector -- you've got to boot
the default OS, then choose a *shutdown mode* to go to where you really
wanted to be in the first place (but, hey, it's graphical, so it's
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