[arch-general] amd64 systems and archlinux
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
> 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
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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