[arch-general] amd64 systems and archlinux

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Sep 10 04:29:57 EDT 2012

Am 10.09.2012 10:12, schrieb Jude DaShiell:
> 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. 

There is no x86_64 BIOS target. There never was. Unless you have EFI,
your bootloader code will be i386 code (or worse, some 8086-compat code,
but I am not an expert on this).

> 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. 

I have no idea what you are trying to say, but it definitely doesn't
belong here.

> 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.

What are you trying to achieve with this post? It does not help solve
your problem, it doesn't add anything technical to the discussion -
actually, I don't know what you are trying to say here, and I don't care.

If you want _any_ help here, please keep it objective and technical.

Let me also express part of my personal opinion, which others might
disagree with: If you wanted high quality software, why did you install
GRUB? If you want a decent bootloader, use syslinux.

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