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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:37:23 -0600
Frank Peters wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:04:52 +0000 (UTC)
> Duncan<1i5t5.duncan@...>  wrote:
>
>    
>>      
>>> Stan Sander wrote:
>>>        
>>      
>>>> 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.
>>>>          
>> I think that's covered in the handbook, now, but posting's still good,
>> just in case it would have been overlooked.  FWIW when I first switched to
>> no-multilib, before I did the 32-bit chroot thing, I tried turning off
>> that option in the kernel... and found I couldn't run... I think it was
>> lilo I was running at the time, properly, so it's definitely worth
>> remembering.
>>
>>      
> Lilo doesn't need the kernel at all.  I have IA32 turned off and I use
> lilo to boot.  There is no problem.
>
> Unless there is some special requirement, most people probably use grub
> because of the "follow the leader" syndrome.  Lilo is still quite effective
> and also quite simple.  Fortunately, the Gentoo overlords have not removed
> lilo from the portage tree, but if they ever do, I will just compile it
> myself.  Continuous change is not a law of the universe.  Some methods
> never become obsolete (out of fashion perhaps, but fashion should never
> be the final guide).
>
> Frank Peters
>
>    

No offense intended but I have used both lilo and grub.  I used lilo 
first and for me, it was a nightmare.  Fixing even a small typo was 
painful for me.  I switched to grub and the difference was like flying 
the space shuttle or riding a tri-cycle.  Let's remove the computers 
from the space shuttle just to make it as difficult.

I may have to use lilo one day but grub will be long dead and will not 
compile on any rig I have.

Dale

:-)  :-)


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