Beginner question about pure64 vs. sarge vs. gcc3.4
[ I'm new to 64bit, but read amd64 HOWTO and the like ]
I want to setup a Debian/Sarge-like system on my Athlon64fx. I tried
an install of "sarge" with a Debian-Installer-CD. The install itself
looked good, but it couldn't write a correct boot loader, neither GRUB
nor LILO. The MBR became corrupted.
1. Is the recommended method an installation via bootstrapping
into a chroot based on a classic 32bit system?
(The Installer ran good, maybe I just forgot something. The 32bit
installer installed GRUB without problems.)
2. After the broken MBR, I wanted to boot from the install CD with
parameter "root=/dev/...". That didn't work. I tried different
names: /dev/hda6, /dev/sda6, /dev/discs/disc0/part6, but always get
kernel panic "Unable to mount root fs".
Is this possible in any way? It seems to need some modules for my
SATA harddisc. So maybe it won't work with the kernel on CD.
Steffen Schwigon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dresden Perl Mongers <http://dresden-pm.org/>