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Re: Boot Loader Detection: GRUB or LILO?



On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 04:07:15PM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> Is there any way to detect which boot loader is the working one?
> Simply detecting whether a grub or lilo package is installed may not
> be sufficient, especially in the case where both are installed. I
> suppose I could look to see which is more recent, grub.conf or
> lilo.conf, but I can think of several scenarios unde which this would
> fail.
> 
> It's time to update my bare metal recovery scripts
> (http://www.charlescurley.com/Linux-Complete-Backup-and-Recovery-HOWTO.html)
> to handle grub, and I'd like to detect the current boot loader if
> possible.
The solutions suggested seem too complicated. Just reboot. Unless things
have changed radically the lilo boot screen looks completely different
that the grub boot screen.
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