Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Paul Jewell <paul@×××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:07:15
Message-Id: 702945988-1291915094-cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-279232423-@b3.c1.bise7.blackberry
Tbh although I am familiar with lilo from previous use (I started using linux in 1995!), I understood it to be deprecated. I like the interactive option with grub, and it has allowed me to get out of problems in the past. Currently I see no need to go pure 64bit, although I will do at some stage.


------Original Message------
From: Frank Peters
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
ReplyTo: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
Sent: Dec 9, 2010 15:27

On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:58:36 +0000
"Paul Jewell" <paul@×××××.org> wrote:

> When I installed my system back in January, I started off with 64 bit > only, and immediately hit a problem with grub compilation.
Why not just use lilo? Lilo doesn't need the kernel to boot the system and it compiles on pure 64-bit systems. I hate to proselytize, but it seems to me that grub has been pushed into the Linux world without merit. Lilo does the job just as well. Frank Peters

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Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted. Frank Peters <frank.peters@×××××××.net>