Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:06:03
Message-Id: 201012090953.23327.joost@antarean.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Dale
On Thursday 09 December 2010 06:13:21 Dale wrote:
> Stan Sander wrote: > > Wednesday 08 December 2010 > > > >>> One thing that I think some folks (me included) do that differs from > >>> the guide (at least the last time I read it) is to use grub-static > >>> instead of grub. I suspect that's because it's 32-bit and more > >>> compatible. > >>> > >>> Other than that I can't think of anything I do differently. > >>> > >>> Best of luck with the new install. I'm sure it will go great. > >>> > >>> Cheers, > >>> Mark > >> > >> Thanks. I wasn't aware of that. I made a note of it. I certainly > >> don't want that to mess up. lol > >> > >> Dale > >> > >> :-) :-) > > > > In addition to using grub-static, you will need to have the IA32 > > Emulation enabled in your kernel, else you won't be able to execute grub > > at all. It's under file formats / Emulations in the menu. > > Glad you posted this. I looked at the USE flags for grub not a package > called grub-static. That seems to be two different beasts. I never > knew that package existed. Would emerging the plain grub with the > static USE flag give the same results? I would think not else they > would just have one package but am curious just the same. > > Thanks. > > Dale > > :-) :-)
FYI: [U] sys-boot/grub Available versions: (0) *0.92-r1 0.94-r1 0.96-r1 0.96-r2 ~0.96-r3 ~0.97 0.97-r2 0.97- r3 0.97-r4 0.97-r5 0.97-r6 ~0.97-r8 0.97-r9 ~0.97-r9[9] 0.97-r10 ~0.97-r12[4] 0.97-r22[6] ~0.97-r90[5] **1.96[2] 1.97-r1[7] ~1.97-r2322[9] ~1.97.2-r1[6] ~1.97.2-r2[6] **1.98 ~1.98-r7[6] ~1.98-r8[6] **9999 **9999[2] ~9999[7] ~9999!s[8] (2) ~1.97.2[1] ~1.97.2[3] {amd64 custom-cflags (+)debug efi efiemu multilib multislot ncurses netboot nls static truetype usb} Installed versions: 0.97-r10(05:22:15 PM 11/22/2010)(ncurses -custom- cflags -netboot -static) Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/ Description: GNU GRUB 2 boot loader I use the "standard" grub with the default USE-flags and it works here. Unless I have a really strange setup, I don't think using "static" for grub is needed anymore. -- Joost