On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:09:11AM -0700, Vernon J Millward Jr. wrote:
>I do allot of work on computers of all different types. One problem I have
>noticed is allot of times I get computer with no OS on them at all and no info
>on it's make up. I also have 3 different arcitecture of systems myself.
>My question is could there be an installer designed that will try to detect the
>systems makeup? like i386 or 64 or power pc ETC.
>My x64 installer will not work on my i386 or mack. If there was an installer
>that detected the system and then downloaded the proper base system packages it
>would make life a little easier.
Try the multi-arch netinst CD , it's exactly what you're looking
for. It will boot on all of amd64/i386/powerpc, detecting and using
the correct architecture for the hardware. There's an equivalent 3-way
disc which will work on alpha/hppa/ia64 too.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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