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    Knowing the bootloader

    Hi,

    How do I know what bootloader I am using? GRUB or LILO? Any command for that? Thanks..

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    When your system boots, if the boot loader is grub, it shows a message:
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    grub loading stage 2 ...
    This will be over soon, and then I can ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by omidkamangar View Post
    When your system boots, if the boot loader is grub, it shows a message:
    Code:
    grub loading stage 2 ...
    Thanks, actually it goes so fat that I hardly notice it so that is why I am after a command that possibly can tell me as to what is the current working boot loader on my Fedora system, thanks..

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    Smile check for the following files

    If /etc/grub.conf file is present and in that file if u find stanzas describing the operatin systems u have [ie. stanzas starting with "title" ], then u are using grub.

    in /boot/grub directory is present then also u r using grub.

    but easiest of all, while booting, on the O.S. selection screen of the boot loader u'll find the grub or lilo alonwith version.

    its better to use grub for a no. of reasons. its the boot loader of choice for now and future.
    get deeper info. frm net.

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