[arch-general] amd64 systems and archlinux

Bjoern Franke bjo at nord-west.org
Mon Sep 10 04:17:06 EDT 2012

> I had intended to install grub into mbr on /dev/sda1.  I used 
> --target=i386-pc as provided in the grub-install step and did so with 
> misgivings since the machine I use is an x86-64 machine.  The only x86-64 
> target on the arch beginner's guide was for ufi not bios.  A bug like this 
> in grub were I to write software for my employer would have me fired that 
> same day.  A software package can't keep track of its files it creates and 
> it uses is a package with no self-defense capabilities.  Sorry about that, 
> but some of us started programming when the only thing creating webs were 
> real spiders and web page developer was a job title that had yet to be 
> created.

The MBR is the first 512 bytes of a device[1]. There is no MBR of a
single partition.

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