Boot loaders

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Notes: This page is created to ease the transition from GRUB Legacy to GRUB. (Discuss in Talk:Boot loaders#)

The boot loader is responsible for loading the kernel and initial RAM disk before initiating the boot process. You can use different kinds of bootloaders in Arch, such as GRUB, Syslinux, LILO or GRUB Legacy. For UEFI Bootloaders, please see this page.

This page will only contain a short introduction and the most used configurations that users will encounter. For detailed information, please see the corresponding pages of each boot loader.

Configuration

Configuration files

Different boot loader use different files for configuration.

Boot Loader Configuration File

GRUB

/boot/grub/grub.cfg

GRUB Legacy

/boot/grub/menu.lst

LILO

/etc/lilo.conf

Syslinux

/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg

Kernel parameters

Kernel command line parameters are often supplied by the bootloader. See Kernel parameters.