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Re: [RFC] unified i386/x86_64 install media.



On Tuesday 24 November 2009 04:55:52 pm Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 16:48 -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 13:50 -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> > > syslinux would need to be able to detect the arch to install and likely
> > > also have a flag to force 32 bit we could easily implement the 64 bit
> > > kernel and 32 bit userland idea that was put forward a few releases
> > > ago.  pungi will need to learn how to make the new iso. but i think it
> > > is achievable.
> >
> > As I'm actually trying this on one of the laptops on my desk, I'd point
> > out that this almost certainly requires yum changes to work well.  yum
> > gets its idea of arch from uname, which reports what the kernel is, not
> > what the current glibc is.
> >
> > Not that it's not a good idea - it seems to work surprisingly well - but
> > it's not turnkey yet.
> >
> > - ajax
> 
> From what I understand, this isn't about delivering a 64bit kernel and a
> 32bit userland.  That's a different ball of fun.  This is about having
> one single piece of media that can serve as either a 32bit install
> media, or a 64bit install media, and which you get would depend on the
> syslinux menu item you boot, which would be driven by what arch CPU you
> have (or forced by the user).  That shouldn't require any yum hackery at
> all.
the goal for F-13 is to have unified media, for F-14 and beyond we could look 
at other options like having a 64 bit kernel and 32 bit userland. i should 
have stated that a bit more clearly

Dennis

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