Re: how to install debian-amd64 (I will buy an a64 soon)
Fred Marmond <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I just wonder how difficult it is to have a good system working at home.
> I'll buy athlon64 in few weeks (I hope very next week...).
> I'm currently on mandrake on a athlonXP (32bits) at home, but use debian at
> work (i386 too).
> 1: how to install AMD64 distrib on the new system (i don't think the MB
> integrated ethernet card will be PXE), but I can store things on the HD, or
> use a floppy, or something...
Just like you would install i386 sarge, except we don't have floppies
for amd64: cdrom, pxe (netboot), usb stick.
> 2: when it will be installed (I hope it can), how much often may I find
> updates? I'm at cooker distrib in mandrake (packages update daily), and in
> testing/unstable at work
Daily since both sarge and sid are been tracked.
> 3: how much mirrors do exist? (I'm in France)
5 or 6 by now. See FAQ.
> 4: If I want to run 32bits apps, how may I do that?
> I saw things about a ia32libs package, others about chroot, others about a
> multi-arch debian... What the actual state for doing that?
> It would be to have all home applications (mp3, dvd, office, ...), development
> (lastest gcc) and intensive 3d (some games, but mainly development uppon
3D depends on your hardware. Support for amd64 is not as good (not as
many cards have drivers) as i386.
> all your suggestions/advises/comments are welcome!
> thanks in advance.