January 24, 2008
LILO and GRUB: Boot Loaders Made Simple
LILO (Linux Loader) and GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) are both configured as a primary boot loader (installed on the MBR) or secondary boot loader (installed onto a bootable partition). Both work with supporting operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Net BSD, and OpenBSD. They can work with unsupported operating system, such as Microsoft Windows XP, in the configuration file. Both allow usersÃ¢â¬âroot usersÃ¢â¬âto boot into single-user-mode.