Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-amd64
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-amd64@g.o
From: "Paul Jewell" <paul@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 17:18:19 +0000
Tbh although I am familiar with lilo from previous use (I started using linux in 1995!), I understood it to be deprecated. I like the interactive option with grub, and it has allowed me to get out of problems in the past. Currently I see no need to go pure 64bit, although I will do at some stage.


------Original Message------
From: Frank Peters
To: gentoo-amd64@g.o
ReplyTo: gentoo-amd64@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
Sent: Dec 9, 2010 15:27

On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:58:36 +0000
"Paul Jewell" <paul@...> wrote:

> When I installed my system back in January, I started off with 64 bit
> only, and immediately hit a problem with grub compilation.

Why not just use lilo?  Lilo doesn't need the kernel to boot the
system and it compiles on pure 64-bit systems.

I hate to proselytize, but it seems to me that grub has been pushed
into the Linux world without merit.  Lilo does the job just as well.

Frank Peters


Replies:
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
-- Frank Peters
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Firefox/Firefox-bin & Flash
Next by thread:
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advicewanted.
Previous by date:
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Next by date:
Re: Firefox/Firefox-bin & Flash


Updated Jun 04, 2012

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-amd64 mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.