[Clfs-support] bin86 and lilo

Koornstra, Reinoud koornstra at hp.com
Wed Apr 1 14:42:32 PDT 2009

Thanks for your reply.
My host system is an ubuntu system, 32 bits, running on a core 2 due cpu.
Make CC=gcc didn't specify the cross build gcc, so I was afraid that the bin86 and lilo I am compiling
That way would not be able to boot the 64 bits linux kernel.
Grub couldn't load the 64bits linux kernel. :-)

Hence, you're saying I can just continue 7.12.1 with the current clfs user and settings on the host system and it should work fine?
Kind Regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: clfs-support-bounces at lists.cross-lfs.org [mailto:clfs-support-bounces at lists.cross-lfs.org] On Behalf Of Ken Moffat
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 2:38 PM
To: CLFS Support
Subject: Re: [Clfs-support] bin86 and lilo

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 07:48:52PM +0000, Koornstra, Reinoud wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Arriving at section 7.12, I need to build bin86 and lilo.
> Do I need to boot a 64-bits linux from a live cd, make the user clfs again and set the variables again?
> Then follow the instructions to make bin86 and lilo?
> Kind Regards,
> Reinoud.

 As a proof of concept, I cross-built bin86 and lilo on ppc64, then
copied them to the x86_64-64 box.  Was able to run them without
problems.  This part of that pure64 book was based on that experience.

 If you look at section 7.20 you'll see that you install lilo by
running /tools/bin/lilo.static.  (Well, it was 7.20 last time I
updated my local copy, possibly something else has moved it now
so just "making the CLFS system bootable" in chapter 7.)

 Of course, if you have an existing bootloader on the machine you
may prefer to use that.

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