Re: [Fwd: ia64 netinstboot image]
On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 09:45 -0600, dann frazier wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 02:25:31PM +0400, Paul A. Anokhin wrote:
> > It seems like a half of this maillist traffic is generated by people
> > mistakingly trying to use ia64 instead of x86-64 version. And I have
> > to admit that compared to the rest of the internet this is pretty good
> > error ratio :)
> > Probably the ia64 port should be named something like "ipf" or
> > "itanium" to avoid confusion. After all, ia64 is no longer the
> > official name for the architecture AFAIK, and I think the change was
> > caused by the same reason.
> Renaming a port because of something like this isn't really an option
> - a better answer, imo, would be to modify the ia64 cds to display a
> splash screen on x86 hardware that explains the issue.
> dann frazier
How would ia64 CD display anything on x86 if it can not boot even???