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How to replace Lilo with Grub

I have been having some ‘issues’ with Lilo recently on a Debian LXDE system and thought it was about time I replaced it with Grub instead.  This is how you do it.

Open up a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install grub

Now type:

sudo grub-install /dev/sdb

Replace /dev/sdb with the hard disk you want to install the bootloader on.

We then need to create the file menu.1st which holds all the Grub boot information so type:

sudo update-grub

All that is left to do is uninstall Lilo and we do that by typing:

sudo apt-get remove lilo

Hopefully that will install grub in the MBR.

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

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