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From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
Subject: Re: yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?!
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:59:40 -0400
 On 09/23/10 13:55, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:05 AM,  <kahl@...> wrote:
>> Mark,
>>
>>  > 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.)
>>
>>
>> Wolfram
>>
>>
> Wolfram,
>    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:
>
> http://grub.enbug.org/TestingOnPowerPC
>
>    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.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark
>
>
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).

-Joe


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