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



Am Samstag, den 20.05.2006, 00:19 -0500 schrieb Justin Conover:
> 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. 

That won't work for Fedora -- as Bill already said

>     > 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. 

"boot stage" = isolinux/syslinux 

CU
thl

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Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>


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