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#1 2008-09-29 17:36:14

obsrv
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Cant install GRUB2

Now I'm building a new system on my new computer and I need grub2, but C compiler says this when making makefile for grub2:

checking whether objcopy works for absolute addresses... yes
checking if C symbols get an underscore after compilation... no
checking if start is defined by the compiler... no
checking if _start is defined by the compiler... no
configure: error: neither start nor _start is defined
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
==> ERROR: Build Failed.
    Aborting...
Error: Makepkg was unable to build grub2 package.

bash-3.2#

And also I'm using ext4, what can you comment about that? what disadvantages there are?


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#2 2008-09-29 17:44:48

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Re: Cant install GRUB2

GRUB2 never worked for me in any system... And actually IU think that it is not expected to work often, atm (atm at the pace of gnu software development means: in the next two years). Moreover I do not see a reason why one should NEED grub2. Could you expand this point?


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#3 2008-09-29 17:48:18

obsrv
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Re: Cant install GRUB2

Well it seems that grub .97 does not support ext4 O_o I used grub2 in i686 system it was ok


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#4 2008-09-29 17:55:33

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Re: Cant install GRUB2

MMM, I had not considered that, it seems you are really looking for troubles. Good luck anyway smile


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#5 2008-09-29 17:57:20

obsrv
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Re: Cant install GRUB2

Thanks for answer hope someone will help me smile


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#6 2008-09-29 17:58:46

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Re: Cant install GRUB2

Anyway if you look at the AUR page for GRUB2 you see that the maintainer claims that:
It is at the moment not possible to compile grub2 under a native x86_64 system. It's only possible under multilib environments other distributions use.


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#7 2008-09-29 18:01:49

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Re: Cant install GRUB2

I commented that and asked what is multilib?


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#8 2008-09-29 18:20:36

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Re: Cant install GRUB2

Whats the difference between grub-gfx and grub2? I know that grub-gfx is 0.97, but it uses graphical menu so it uses some grub2 features?


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#9 2008-09-29 18:54:26

obsrv
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Re: Cant install GRUB2

GRUB Legacy and GRUB-GFX don't support Ext4 sad


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#10 2008-09-29 19:12:02

AD28
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Re: Cant install GRUB2

obsrv wrote:

I commented that and asked what is multilib?

That means you also have to install the lib32 packages.

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#11 2008-09-29 19:57:03

obsrv
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Re: Cant install GRUB2

I have installed lib32 packages but how do I use gcc 32bit?


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#12 2008-09-29 20:47:43

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#13 2008-10-25 22:52:12

LeoSolaris
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Re: Cant install GRUB2

Why not just make a small /boot partition that isn't ext4?


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#14 2008-11-06 23:09:47

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Re: Cant install GRUB2

Idem Leo, try creating a very small ext3 /boot partition ... tongue

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