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15 Responses

  1. Maria M says:

    if I want to set up a dual boot computer between Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux. Which
    boot loader program could you use and why?

  2. saeid says:


    How can we install Ubuntu and Opensuse dualboot?

    How to should partitioning for that?


  3. Rob Burton says:

    Thanks for the guide, Syslinux sounds good, I’ll give it a try. These are all free tools, right?

  4. Rohit Goswami says:

    I’m amazed rEFInd was left out. Certainly the best for modern computers. (ie. those on EFI machines [almost everyone now])

  5. SomeGuyOnInternet says:

    For me, rEFInd is always gonna be the best. (Not a Mac user)

  6. jymm says:

    The first boot loader I used was LILO on a Xandros install and it almost made me give up Linux forever. I had nothing but trouble. I was dual booting XP and Xandros and about ever third time I started the computer it would not boot.

    At that time I had no idea what to do. I know dual boot Debian and Ubuntu, no Windows. I also can fix things myself is my computer won’t boot. Grub also is in my humble opinion light years better than LILO.

    • Aaron Kili K says:


      I once tried LILO for learning purposes but i faced a lot of difficulty using it just as you have expressed here. GRUB works just fine for me now and it offers modern features and components. Importantly, many thanks for offering us your thoughts and encounter with LILO, and GRUB.

    • Nizhinski says:

      GRUB should be ‘light years better than LILO’. It was developed many years after LILO, presumably to improve on LILP.

  7. Jon Loveless says:

    I used to use Burg and loved its capability to present multiple looks and feels. It apparently hasn’t been updated in years and I honestly it should be presented here without that caveat.

  8. tino says:

    Syslinux url site, not work. change https to http.


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