Grub/Grub2/Grub Legacy and x86_64

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Sat Mar 13 07:47:17 PST 2010

stosss wrote:
> I think I saw a post telling another user to use Grub 2 for a 64-bit
> system. Is this correct?

Yes, I do.

> GRUB-1.97.2 this appears to be the new Grub 2. Is this correct? The
> GNU web site says most distributions would be using 1.96.

The book has 1.97.2 bu tI am about to update it to 1.98.

> So, If I am going to build LFS 6.6, with the LFS 6.3 r2160 x86_64
> LiveCD as my host on x86_64 hardware, using the LFS 6.6 book and the
> books resources (NOT the LFS 6.3 resources), will I be able to follow
> the instructions as is in LFS 6.6 chapter 8.4 Using Grub to set up the
> Boot process or will I need to do it different to get my new 64-bit
> LFS 6.6 system to boot once it is installed?

I haven't tried it, but if the LFS-6.3 (0.97) GRUB page comes up, then 
yes, you can boot into the new GRUB from the old GRUB's command line.

   -- Bruce

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