On 09/23/10 13:55, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:05 AM, <kahl@...> wrote:
>> > However I note that I cannot run updatedb for slocate without
>> > also getting a message about /etc/mtab not existing. Should mtab exist
>> > withing the chroot?
>> For certain things, it seems to be needed --- the amd64 handbook includes a
>> way to get it among the grub instructions.
>> By the way, if I recall correctly, you once mentioned you had an ubuntu on
>> that machine with grub working --- I would just reuse that grub for booting
>> gentoo. (I have done this before on amd64, but not on any Mac.)
> On first reading I would have said 'he's crazy!' because grub is
> for x86/PC architecture only, right? At least I think that's the case
> with the original grub.
> However apparently grub2 does now run (sort of) on PowerPC:
> I think it's more in a testing phase, and if Joe or others help me
> work out what I'm doing wrong then I won't need grub2, but given a bit
> of time it might be interesting to try out. Unfortunately the known
> bug list might make it hard for someone at my experience level.
> Looking in portage it doesn't seem to be available so I'd have to
> look for an overlay that might have it.
Yeah, grub2 isn't really user ready yet. It does work on ppc, but cannot
boot OSX (at least last time I tried it it couldn't).