On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Matthew Gyurgyik wrote:
I don't think Lilo should be a show stopper. Use a more modern bootloader such as Syslinux (if you want simple), Grub 1 or Grub 2.
Modern, like grub? LILO is in [core], and is actively being developed.
It was also a part of the Arch installation from which i got it in the first place. Now, I agree it doesn't have to be a show stopper, but some serious warnings are needed at least. There are many more users out there, be sure of that. In fact, here they are already, saying pretty much the same things I am going to say below: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=116077
Grub1 is considered obsolete? It has bugs, lacks features, it has many forks, all of them now pretty much forgotten. Last time I considered grub2 it was still "development grade" and I also got a feeling of frequent user problems from the list, bug tracker and BBS. LILO on the other hand never failed to boot.
I would never trade LILO for grub, but I am contemplating a switch to syslinux since I saw a video of Dieter's talk at FOSDEM.
Just out of interest, are you only booting this kernel with lilo or others too?
Just LILO, I haven't tried grub, but did wrote a menu.lst in advance if I had to.