[arch-general] amd64 systems and archlinux

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Mon Sep 10 04:29:22 EDT 2012

On Mon, 10 Sep 2012, Bjoern Franke wrote:

> > 
> > 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.
> [1]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MBR

jude <jdashiel at shellworld.net>
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I have /dev/sda1 root, /dev/sda2 swap and /dev/sda3 /home.  So this is not 
a single partition setup but a three partition setup if you count swap.

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