[arch-general] amd64 systems and archlinux

Stephen E. Baker baker.stephen.e at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 08:26:35 EDT 2012

On 10/09/2012 6:57 AM, Kyle wrote:
> According to Thomas Bächler:
>> 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.
> Actually, at least from where I'm sitting, this "personal opinion" has 
> a good bit of technical merrit. I can confirm that my life with boot 
> loaders has become much easier since switching to syslinux, and you 
> are the second regular contributor who has stated this. I was forced 
> to chainload Windows XP after resizing a partition on this old machine 
> I am still using, hopefully until the end of the day. This was already 
> configured into syslinux by default, and worked flawlessly without 
> modification. Additionally, the Arch defaults were sane enough to be 
> able to run with very little modification, only needing the label for 
> my root partition in the append line for the kernel. A big +1 from me 
> for syslinux.
> ~Kyle
Also prefer syslinux.  In my opinion when the news post came up that 
said grub was deprecated it should have mentioned syslinux, since it's 
much closer to grub-legacy than grub2 is, and trivial to install.

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