[Clc-crux64] pondering about lilo...

Lars Helmer lasso at spacecentre.se
Wed Apr 27 10:12:13 UTC 2005

ok. thank you for clearing things out for me...

if lilo builds natively and grub don't, then i guess it's
not a real issue which one should be on the iso... :)

/me will switch to lilo asap.



On Tue, April 26, 2005 11:32 pm, Jeremy Jones said:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 23:19 +0200, Lars Helmer wrote:
>> could someone please help me clear this out...
>> i remember reading somewhere (probably at some
>> fedora or gentoo place, or both) that lilo doesn't
>> work on the x86-64 platform, and grub only compiled
>> as static 32bit. i use the latter. but the great
>> crux iso for this platform comes with lilo. so how
>> is it? does lilo work, and if so, natively? or is
>> the port some left-over from "regular" crux?
> Back at lilo 21.something, lilo wouldn't build on x86_64.  At that time,
> I had used a static binary from i686 crux.  I personally find grub to be
> a bit of a pain in the ass, AND it won't build (still) on x86_64.  Now
> lilo builds just fine...
> Supposedly, grub2 should build on this arch, but I understand that may
> be a ways out.
> jeremy
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