Stanislaw Jesmanowicz posted
<9ac0Doti.1144677597.7145800.stan@...>, excerpted below,
on Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:59:57 +0200:
> Thank you (all) for quick reply.
> Setting IA32 emulation in the kernel solved the problem.
> But it surprise me quite a lot ...
> I am using Gentoo on AMD64 boxes for 2 years already, and this is the
> first time that holds me from smooth update.
> What if I wanted to run strict AMD64 executables only ?
If you didn't want or need 32-bit compatibility, you could use the
nomultilib subprofiles. These are 64-bit only.
> It also reminds me a nuisance - grub doesn't execute on running amd64
> file /sbin/grub
> /sbin/grub: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for
> GNU/Linux 2.4.1, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
Correct. For backward compatibility reasons, amd64 boots in 32-bit mode.
Actually, I believe it boots in 16-bit real-mode, but it's still handled
by the 32-bit executable format. It switches to 64-bit mode after loading
the kernel, if a 64-bit kernel is loaded, of course.
However, with 32-bit enabled in the kernel, you should find that grub will
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