Grub-1.97 problems

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Thu Nov 12 12:06:43 PST 2009

linux fan wrote:
> On 11/12/09, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at> wrote:
>> The problem with GRUB Legacy is that it didn't support 64-bit systems --
>> at least it has to be built from a 32-bit system.  This is a major
>> drawback in that virtually every new Intel/AMD system is 64-bit capable.
> Ok, maybe I just keep this in my back pocket:
> URL=""
> patch -Np1 -i ../grub-0.97-disk_geometry-1.patch
> patch -Np1 -i ../grub-0.97-256byte_inode-1.patch
> ./configure --prefix=/opt/grub1 &&
> make &&
> make install
> and be so.. careful.. to be the 'grub-install' I want at the time.

I understand, but remember that you have a 32-bit system.  I don't think 
that would build on a 64-bit system.

   -- Bruce

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