[Clfs-support] bin86 and lilo

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Apr 1 15:21:27 PDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:42:32PM +0000, Koornstra, Reinoud wrote:
> 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. :-)
 A _native_ 32-bit grub shouldn't have any problem.  The reason we
can't build grub on a pure64 system is that it links to 32-bit
libraries for the user interface.
> 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,
> Reinoud.

 From memory, in chapter 7 we build a stand-alone version of lilo.
I forget the detail, but what have you got to lose by trying to do
what the book says ?  Building lilo and bin86 takes a few minutes,
at that point you can try to run it - either it works or it doesn't.

 If it doesn't, use a rescue CD if you can no longer boot your
ubuntu system.

 But as I said, I believe you should be able to use your existing
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