Elilo (efi lilo)

Just saw a mention of ELILO on Old Tech Bloke. After the Grub hilarity and the devs contemplating going away from it I was wondering if it would be a viable alternative to Grub. Have any of you used it, and if so what was your impression?

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It looks as if it hasn’t had any development since 2013. Might work or not on Arch?

ELILO was …


Also comes with some limitations:


So not sure how viable a choice it would be to use elilo over grub which is actively developed and used by majority of the distributions.

About 10-15 years ago, I recall open Suse could install either grub? or Lilo. Lilo didn’t work well for me. Here an article for good old times sake (2004):

Thanks, all!

When it comes to bootloaders for EndeavourOS, the only real options seem to be GRUB, rEFInd, and soystemd boot.

If you’re unsure which one to use, use GRUB. There may be reasons to dislike GRUB, but this recent issue is certainly not a valid one. It was pretty much the only major problem with GRUB in 15 years or so, or at least since I’ve been using it. That’s a pretty damn good record, at least in my book. And even that was not really GRUB’s fault. And the fix was available about an hour after the update was pushed, and it was a simple procedure that took less than 10 minutes (assuming you had the USB stick with the live ISO at hand). Really not a big deal.

So, if you are thinking about using something other than GRUB, you should probably have another reason for it.

Perhaps there will other options in the future, but for now, everything else is experimental at best, or downright not working.

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Man I haven’t seen LILO in forever. Way back train.

I know. The only reason I asked about this was because apparently a Slackware derivative is currently using ELILO as its default boot program so I thought it might be a modernized version. From the responses, this thought was mistaken.