On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:01:48 PM Florian Gamböck wrote:
> Hi James!
> Am 25.08.2015 um 20:44 schrieb James:
> > If I just unmerge grub and emerge grub-static, is that the
> > best way to prevent grub-2 from ever being installed?
> If you want to keep your good old sys-boot/grub:0, just put exactly that
> into your world file, including with the slot-version (the :0 at the
> end). At least in the "main" portage tree, grub-2 uses slot 2, whereas
> grub-1 stays in slot 0.
> Alternatively you could put something like >=sys-boot/grub-2 or even
> sys-boot/grub:2 into package.mask.
And since you can install both it may be a good idea to get legacy grub
working before unmerging grub2. If something goes wrong you just need to
chroot and run grub2-install (or whatever it's called).
The grub-static package is most useful for amd64 systems without a 32-bit
ncurses. I believe it ships a prebuilt ncurses static library.