[syslinux] syslinux vs grub

Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Sat Jan 8 16:02:59 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 03:04:42PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> I probably should be more blunt: the above is basically asking to turn 
> syslinux into grub with a somewhat cleaner internal structure.  I must 
> say I question the genuine value, but if that's what people want to do, 
> then syslinux is the wrong product and I should shut the project down.

That is not what *I* want. Grub does that just fine, but little else.

I think grub and syslinux have different purposes. I install grub on my
harddisk for booting linux and other operating systems, I use syslinux
for everything else (pxeboot, installation/live cds (including
routers)), everything I develop.

I must say I haven't had much need for the exciting new features, but I
haven't had much time for system deployment lately.

Lastely, regarding your question: "Is it worth bothering with going
forward, or am I wasting my time?".

Maintenance, at least, is need. I don't think grub will ever replace
syslinux (different objectives?).

And, by the reactions I've seen of late on this mailing list, your current
work is very much appreciated and being put to good use.

So I do believe you should go forward, but I have only moral support to
give you...

Luciano Rocha

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

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