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Re: 64 Bit Support?


From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: 64 Bit Support?
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 02:16:41 +0200
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At Sun, 17 Jun 2007 17:11:44 -0600,
David Broadfoot wrote:
> I am wondering if there is plans for Grub 2 to be able to be compiled 
> and run in a 64 bit enviroment. I am a part of the Cross-LFS Dev. team, 
> and Under the pure 64 bit system, we have to use a 32 static version of 
> grub compiled on a 32 computer in order to get it to boot, or use 
> *Cough* lilo.
> 
> Thanks for your time

It already works. You need to have a compiler that can generate 32-bit
code however, because the boot part of GRUB needs to be in 32-bit. We
currently also have a build dependency on 32-bit libc and liblzo.

I'm using a pure 64-bit Debian system with 32-bit libc and liblzo
packages installed and that works fine.

Jeroen Dekkers




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