Will the new release where Mr Green says he is working on Grub2 have the option to install Grub to a root partition? Or a choice of installing grub-legacy perhaps?
Grub-legacy is in AUR if you still want to use it then follow install up until bootloader, select none and finish.
You need to packer in grub-legacy [update pacman then remove grub-bios]
Follow guide for grub-legacy on Arch Wiki
For now we are working on grub-bios and possibly syslinux support
Thanks but I can't install it. (x86_64)
packer -S grub-legacy gives 'dependency for grub-legacy gcc-multilib does not exist'
pacman -S gcc-multilib gives 'target not found'
Same for multilib-devel which I saw mentioned in the AUR.
I am using ctrl-alt-F1 to get a terminal...is this OK? If not how do I become root on the live cd?
Success at last!
I noticed you had visited AUR...thanks for that.
For anybody else on a x86_64 system the easiest way is to add [multilib] to pacman.conf during installation and also change to your fastest server at that time because for some reason a full upgrade is required.
Download multilib-devel and then do #pacman -Syyu
#packer -S grub-legacy
Neither grub-install nor grub> setup () worked for me but as I was copying boot information to the menu.lst of the old Mepis which is in my MBR it didn't matter.
Thanks for your help...beautiful distro!