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Linux Router - Building a Cable/DSL Router Out of Old Junk
GRUB Intro - Introduction to the GNU Grand Unified Bootloader
OpenBSD Mac - Installing OpenBSD on a Vintage Macintosh
Linux+ Exam - A Few Notes On CompTIA's Basic Linux Certification
AT Keyboard to PS/2 - A Silly Hack to Convert an AT-style Keyboard to PS/2
DVD Ripping with Linux - Storing DVD Video Data with DivX, XviD, and Other Cool Codecs
HPing Demo - Exploring the HPing utility
CHAOS-Chattahoochee Area Open Sourcers - the 706 Area's BSD and Linux User Group
Temple Evangelism - Sharing the Shaolinux Way of Life
Geek Scrapbook - Various Bits of Technical Info That I Keep in Case I Forget
GRUB Intro: What's Wrong With LILO?
You're likely already using LILO (Linux Loader) to boot your operating
systems. Why should you take the time to switch to GRUB? Well, if you are
perfectly happy with LILO, more power to you. LILO has limitations, however.
If you'd like to boot a Linux kernel past your 1024th cylinder, you'll run
into problems with LILO. GRUB does this easily.
GRUB also does nifty things like letting you boot a Windows partition from
a secondary hard drive. Or, boot from a network! GRUB is independent of any
operating system, so you may load the configuration files from whatever
filesystem you see fit. The menuing system built into GRUB is also very
intuitive and quick to configure.
Many of the previously mentioned perks are not explained in detail (or at all,
necessarily) in this document. This document is designed to get you up and
running with GRUB in 10-15 minutes. A wealth of GRUB information is included
with the tarball from www.gnu.org.
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