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For quite a while now, every time I've reinstalled a large batch of
packages, such as in an emerge -e system, I've finished up with an
unbootable system. I have /boot on /dev/hda1 and grub is also installed on
that partition (I use Partition Magic to choose the partition to boot
The problem is that, having found problems with the 64-bit grub, I long ago
got used to installing the 32-bit version, with "emerge --usepkg
grub-static". That works fine, but because grub is in the world file it
gets included in the wholesale reinstallation - but without the --usepkg
Today I finally traced the problem to emerging grub-static without
the --usepkg parameter to emerge. Is this a bug worth reporting? I've fixed
it pro tem (I hope) by deleting grub from /var/lib/portage/world.
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