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From: Harry Holt <harryholt@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:11:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Dale
On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote:

> Frank Peters wrote: > >> On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:04:52 +0000 (UTC) >> Duncan<1i5t5.duncan@×××.net> wrote: >> >> >> >>> >>> >>>> Stan Sander wrote: >>>> >>>> >>> >>> >>>> 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. >>>>> >>>>> >>>> I think that's covered in the handbook, now, but posting's still good, >>> just in case it would have been overlooked. FWIW when I first switched >>> to >>> no-multilib, before I did the 32-bit chroot thing, I tried turning off >>> that option in the kernel... and found I couldn't run... I think it was >>> lilo I was running at the time, properly, so it's definitely worth >>> remembering. >>> >>> >>> >> Lilo doesn't need the kernel at all. I have IA32 turned off and I use >> lilo to boot. There is no problem. >> >> Unless there is some special requirement, most people probably use grub >> because of the "follow the leader" syndrome. Lilo is still quite >> effective >> and also quite simple. Fortunately, the Gentoo overlords have not removed >> lilo from the portage tree, but if they ever do, I will just compile it >> myself. Continuous change is not a law of the universe. Some methods >> never become obsolete (out of fashion perhaps, but fashion should never >> be the final guide). >> >> Frank Peters >> >> >> > > No offense intended but I have used both lilo and grub. I used lilo first > and for me, it was a nightmare. Fixing even a small typo was painful for > me. I switched to grub and the difference was like flying the space shuttle > or riding a tri-cycle. Let's remove the computers from the space shuttle > just to make it as difficult. > > I may have to use lilo one day but grub will be long dead and will not > compile on any rig I have. > > Dale > >
Good analogy. My issue with grub is that when it fails, I'm stuck in a tin can in low earth orbit and likely to burn up in the atmosphere. Recovering from a fall off my tri-cycle is not nearly as painful.
> :-) :-) > >


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>