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Re: 64 Bit Support?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: 64 Bit Support?
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:26:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 02:16:41AM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> 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.

Debian sid needs more packages for biarch support.  To be safe, I suggest:

  apt-get build-dep grub2

Robert Millan

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