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From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:53:23 +0100
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


References:
About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Dale
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Stan Sander
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Dale
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