Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:02:57
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Dale
1 On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote:
2 <SNIP>
3 >
4 > I'm thinking, AT THE MOMENT, of going multilib and grub-static.  That way
5 > down the road, I can switch to no-multilib and not have to reinstall grub.
6 >  To simple huh?
7 >
8 > Dale
10 Sounds like things are still in flux somewhere. ;-) ;-)
12 I think multilib for now is really best. Once I thought I'd do what
13 you outline above. After a while I decided I'm not using my computer
14 to make a political statement and why change. It's not important to me
15 and 32-bit support gives you options even if you don't use them.
17 There are other things that haven't been discussed like running a
18 chroot with 32-bit or VMWare running 32-bit Windows. I have no idea
19 how the multilib/no-multilib thing effects those and why do I care?
21 I certainly don't remember any problems specifically caused by
22 multilib bringing down a 64-bit system so why not run it?
24 You'll be happy.
26 - Mark