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LILO (boot loader)

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LILO (Linux Loader) is a boot loader for Linux and was the default boot loader for most Linux distributions in the years after the popularity of loadlin. Today, many distributions use GRUB as the default boot loader, but LILO and its variant ELILO are still in wide use. Further development of LILO was discontinued in December 2015 along with a request by Joachim Wiedorn for potential developers.

LILO
Standard LILO menu
Standard LILO menu
Developer(s) Werner Almesberger (1992–1998), John Coffman (1999–2007), Joachim Wiedorn (since 2010)
Stable release
24.2[1] / November 22, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-11-22)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Type Bootloader
License BSD license
Website lilo.alioth.debian.org

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elilo
Developer(s) HP
Stable release
3.16 / March 29, 2013
Repository  
Type Bootloader
License GPL
Website sf.net/projects/elilo

For EFI-based PC hardware the now orphaned[2] ELILO boot loader was developed,[3] originally by Hewlett-Packard for IA-64 systems made, but later also for standard Intel IA-32 and x86-64 hardware with EFI support.

On any version of Linux running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh hardware, ELILO is one of the available bootloaders.[4]

It supports network booting using TFTP/DHCP.[5][6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wiedorn, Joachim (2015-11-22). "LILO Bootloader for GNU/Linux". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  2. ^ "ELILO: EFI Linux Boot Loader". Retrieved 2015-07-04. This project is orphaned, Debian dropped it in 2014, and RH & SUSE stopped using this tree (and feeding back change) long before that so no longer interested in working on it. 
  3. ^ "Chapter 24. Configuring ELILO". CentOS.org. 
  4. ^ Singh, Amit (January 21, 2009), "Bonus Content / Miscellaneous / Test-driving Linux on an Intel-based Macintosh", Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach, Addison-Wesley Professional (published 2006), ISBN 0321278542, Additions to the book. 
  5. ^ "Booting from the Network". Retrieved 2018-05-08. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server – Installation and Administration Chapter 4. Central Software Installation and Update - 4.3. Booting from the Network 
  6. ^ Fleischli, Jason; Eranian, Stephane (19 October 2009), "How to netboot using ELILO", <source>/docs/netbooting.txt, Hewlett-Packard Co., File found in the source code used as documentation. Possible to obtain via CVS repository. 

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