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Re: Multiboot mixed width O/Ss

From: Felix Miata
Subject: Re: Multiboot mixed width O/Ss
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:12:34 -0500
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On 2014-01-04 22:25 (GMT-0600) address@hidden composed:

GRUB Gurus,
I realize the answer to my question ultimately may be determined by the Intel
and AMD architectures. Is it possible to boot alternately to a 32bit OS and a
64bit OS with GRUB 2 and a 64 bit processor? mostly refers to Grub legacy and states
"The current release is working on Intel/AMD PCs, OpenFirmware-based PowerPC
machines (PowerMac and Pegasos), EFI-based PC (IntelMac) and coreboot (formerly,
LinuxBIOS), and is being ported to UltraSparc." without reference to processor

I also checked ""; but found no reference
to CPU width.

What makes you think a bootloader should care? Its purpose is loader, not kernel. I boot both 32 bit Linux and 64 bit Linux with Grub, installed at a Grub binary prompt booted to Knoppix 32 bit. Other loaders can do it. Why shouldn't Grub2?
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***

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