Re: kernel-image-amd64 for sarge
Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 12:41:02AM +0900, Sanzo Miyazawa escribió:
>I have a question of amd64 packages for sarge.
>Is only amd64-libs required to boot an amd64 kernel with i386 emulation?
No. To run the amd64 kernel you only need the kernel. On a i386 host, to
run 64 bits applications, you need both the kernel and the amd64-libs.
Sure, the kernel will be running "mostly everything" or everything on 32
bits mode, but at least you can run 64 bits applications.
>In the case of the present amd64 biarch, a few
>packages such as module-init-tools
>must be replaced by their amd64 version for booting.
Well, an amd64 kernel on i386 will need, at least, modern
module-init-tools to support kernel 2.6, but that's all.
Kernel images will be soon uploaded to sid.