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From: Stan Sander <stsander@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:22:36 -0700
Wednesday 08 December 2010


> 
> 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

No, the static use flag in grub does not do the same thing.  If you run a no-multilib profile (in other words pure 64-bit) you need to run grub-static if you are going to use grub as a boot loader.  As Frank said, lilo is still maintained and is a viable choice.  So that's what it comes down to, your choices -- lilo or grub, multilib or no-multilib.  Personally I've run no-multilib for some time now and have not ever wished otherwise since I made the switch.  If you run a multilib profile, you can use the regular grub package (or lilo) with whatever USE flags suit your needs.  You can also use grub-static in a multilib profile.  If you select the no-multilib profile grub will be hard masked.

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