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Difference between GRUB and Lilo

LILO (Linux Loader) and GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) are both configured as a primary boot loader (installed on the MBR) or secondary boot loader (installed onto a bootable partition).
First question, what is a boot loader.
The simple answer: a boot loader loads the operating system.
When your machine loads its operating system, the BIOS reads the first 512 bytes of your bootable media (which is known as the master boot record, or MBR). For more information of MBR, see MBR at Wikipedia.

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