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Re: Installing pure64 from scratch

Cameron Patrick <cameron@patrick.wattle.id.au> writes:

> Dan Helfman wrote:
> | On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 18:46, dhess-debian-amd64@bothan.net wrote:
> | > Assuming I'm starting from a blank hard drive with a CD-ROM and a
> | > network connection, how do I install the pure64 port?
> | 
> | Well.. Here's one way..
> | 
> | 1. Install a distro that supports AMD64 (Red Hat, Fedora, SuSE).
> | 2. Install the chrooted pure64 port on a separate partition.
> | 3. Compile a 64-bit kernel deb or just use the kernel from the other
> | distro.
> | 4. Setup lilo or grub to use the separate Debian partition as the root
> | directory.
> | 5. Reboot.
> | 
> | Not ideal, but it should work.
> Alternatively, boot from Knoppix (assuming it works on AMD64?),
> partition the disc etc, untar the pure64 chroot directly onto the
> partition, install a kernel and set up your choice of bootloader.  That
> way you don't need to install another distribution on there just to
> bootstrap it.

It works, depending on your system.


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