[arch-general] amd64 systems and archlinux

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Sep 11 13:27:23 EDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-09-11 at 12:25 -0400, Kyle wrote:
> According to Ralf Mardorf:
> > I'm still using grub legacy on my machine. Is there a reason not to use
> > grub legacy anymore? I also used grub2, but I don't like it. I never
> > used any other bootloader on a PC.
> > I never noticed any drawbacks using grub legacy.
> If you are planning to keep your bootloader installation the same, and 
> if you don't plan to change your disk configuration or /boot filesystem, 
> grub legacy should meet your needs with no problems at all. You already 
> have what you need, it just isn't being updated in the repos.
> The reasons for using syslinux or grub2 include better support for /boot 
> filesystems including btrfs as well as GPT and EFI support. If these or 
> other features don't matter to you, you can certainly continue using 
> grub legacy until or unless they do. Hope this helps.
> ~Kyle

Thank you :)

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