Re: Making /pure64 image bootable
On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 11:53:19PM -0700, Toshikazu Aiyama, Ph.D. wrote:
> Again could you please help me to boot up! Thank you,
> in advance.
On my Opteron cluster with Tyan 2880 motherboards, the machines were
initially running plain 32bit RedHat 9. So they had GRUB installed. I
debootstrapped a woody+biarch toolchain and compiled a 64bit kernel. I put
the vmlinuz in my /boot next to RH's kernel, and editted GRUB's menu.lst to
boot it. I didn't need a special version GRUB, or _anything_ special to
boot a 64bit kernel. (I should probably find a biarch modutils for RH9,
So you should be able to follow any set of instructions for installing GRUB.
Once the kernel is booted, user space can be anything you like, I suppose,
depending on the root= kernel argument.
#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ; e-mail: X(peter@cor , des.ca)
"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BC