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Re: x86 libs on x86_64 - when will they be gone?





On 5/18/06, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:
Am Donnerstag, den 18.05.2006, 12:41 -0400 schrieb Bill Nottingham:
> Thorsten Leemhuis (fedora leemhuis info) said:
> > Especially for Computer-Magazines and on fairs/FUNCon's where we hand
> > out DVD's. Having one Media that can handle both architectures would
> > simplify a lot of things and lower the cost.
> >
> > (Would even be better if the DVD would bundle i386, x86-64 and a i386
> > Live-DVD)
>
> Probably the biggest issue is the booting of it... you'd need to pick
> the architecture at the boot stage, as you can't install x86_64 correctly
> from a ia32 kernel, as all the relevant %posts will fail.

Well, Suse automatically detects the proper arch in the boot-loader for
some time now (you can override it, too, and install a i386 system on a
x86_64 machine).

Solaris also does this, boots off a i386 kernel and installs a 64bit kernel.



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