Re: Installing pure64 from scratch
Excellent, thanks for all the suggestions. I'll try the Knoppix boot CD
and see how that goes. Luckily I have a different machine running
Gentoo AMD64 (for now) on which I can compile a 64-bit kernel for my
Debian AMD64 box.
And thanks for all the work on the pure64 distro.
On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 05:55:42PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Dan Helfman wrote:
> | On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 18:46, email@example.com 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.
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