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rhumbliner
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Install Handbook Error Reply with quote

i'm installing gentoo on an old mac pro with a 32-bit efi. i'm following the x86 version of the install handbook and came across these commands in the section on GRUB:

Code:

echo 'GRUB_PLATFORMS="efi-64"' >> /etc/portage/make.conf
...
grub2-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot


isn't this an error? shouldn't it read:

Code:

echo 'GRUB_PLATFORMS="efi-32"' >> /etc/portage/make.conf
...
grub2-install --target=i386-efi --efi-directory=/boot


or am i missing something here?

tia,
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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that's actually correct: 99.9% of x86 machines with UEFI firmware boot it in 64-bit mode and need a 64-bit bootloader, the only exceptions are Macs and a handful of others.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im running gentoo x64 on a mac pro 1.1 with 32 bit efi. I just created a 1mb bios_grub partition on /dev/sda1 with parted and installed grub (with no mention of efi) to /dev/sda
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