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Re: Floppies for amd64 ?

Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom@pdx.edu> writes:

> On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 18:22 -0700, Karl Hegbloom wrote:
>> On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 01:32 +0300, Kyuu Eturautti wrote:
>> >
>> > I know it's a bit off-subject, but I'd like to point out the very painful
>> > USB keyboard problem with Grub at least on AMD64 which was discussed a bit
>> > earlier.
>> Does anyone know the specifics of why grub has not been patched so that
>> it will work with USB keyboards?  The thing is that on my P-III box with
>> USB keyboard (ASUS VP6), it works just fine.
> I wonder if grub is really built with '-m32' if it's built with gcc-3.3?

It is build on i386.

> Isn't that option only working right with gcc-3.4?  If so, then perhaps
> what's the matter is that it's 64 bit and cannot call 32bit bios?

-m32/64 only works properly with a multilib capable gcc. The normal
gcc just ignores the right option and gives an error on the wrong one:

cc1: sorry, unimplemented: 64-bit mode not compiled in


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