[arch-releng] Beta2 ISOs and final release

Gerhard Brauer gerbra at archlinux.de
Tue Jan 27 18:17:27 EST 2009

Am Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:50:18 -0600
schrieb Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:

> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
> <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> > BTW: booting with archlinux-2009.01-beta2-core-i686.iso in this
> > machine that installed arch64 and executing:
> >
> > mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
> > grub-install --no-floppy --recheck --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
> >
> > works OK, and grub is now installed.
> Is the only difference the --no-floppy switch?

--no-floppy doesn't make a difference - also not on virtualbox. It only
don't probe for a floppy drive.
I've made since Christmas 2008 about 30 installations with our
different private/alpha/beta isos, on virtualbox/qemu and real
machines. I never run into a problem installing the bootloader. Without
ext4 patch and how we called grub installation in the old installer -
that leads to many problems booting such a system. But installing grub
should not be that probems we get here since a few days.
I only (could) test i686.
Will you try if you could reproduce this behavior with the x86_64 iso
from which you done your install?


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