source: boot/x86_64-64/bootloaders.xml @ dc64755

Last change on this file since dc64755 was dc64755, checked in by Chris Staub <chris@…>, 16 years ago

Text fixes, mainly in capitalization in the names of Lilo and GRUB

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-boot-building-a-bootloader" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="building-a-bootloader.html"?>
10
11  <title>Building a bootloader</title>
12
13    <para>On x86 and x86_64 (multilib) architectures, the preferred
14      bootloader is GRUB.  Unfortunately, GRUB doesn't work on x86_64
15      Pure64 - the stage2 files can be correctly built as 32-bit, but the
16      <command>grub</command> shell is a 64-bit program, and tries to
17      execute some of the stage2 routines - this results in a segmentation
18      fault. Therefore, in the final system we use Lilo as the bootloader.
19    </para>
20
21    <para>If you already have a bootloader, such as GRUB, installed on
22      the system then you should use that to make your new kernel bootable.
23   </para>
24
25  <note>
26    <para>We will now cross-compile Bin86 and Lilo - these instructions
27      assume you are using an x86_64 machine (e.g. booted fron a Live CD),
28      either pure64 or multilib. This approach will not work if you are
29      running the machine as i686, because a 32-bit kernel will not be
30      able to execute a 64-bit binary to install the bootloader.  If that
31      is the case, you will need to install an i686 bootloader on the
32      host system.
33    </para>
34  </note>
35
36</sect1>
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