Re: [debian-amd64] building a dual Opteron Server
> Is debain-amd64 a seperate distribution? I´ve got a set of rather old
> Woody CDs here, so I´ll either look out for a set with a recent
> distribution or install by downloading from internet. But it seems I
> cannot find some documentation or such to get headed into the right
debian-amd64 is a non-official debian version.
See http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/ for more info.
See http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/install-images/ for installer
ISOs using the new Debian-installer. It installs a 64-bit amd64 system
with some support to run 32-bit apps.
> THX, that´s definitely a statement I like to hear :) I´m very concerned
> about the compatibility issues, and you won´t find a vendor/supplier who
> can tell if things will work with the setup in question. Thus, it helps
> a lot to get word from someone who runs almost the same hardware :)
WRT incompatibilties I have only noticed that video-hardware may not work
ok. Mostly due to the fact that all recent hardware seems to require a
binary driver :(. But as you are using the machine for a server, that
should not be a problem.