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Re: Tracking sarge

> Alice Stamping <alstamp@gmail.com> writes:
> > Hello guys.
> >
> > Hopefully a quick question.
> >
> > I would like to use some AMD Opteron kit in production with Debian.
> > don't, therefore, fancy tracking unstable with these boxes. :)
> >
> > I want to track sarge with these computers.  Is it possible to :
> >
> >  - install Debian Sarge from the i386 iso
> yes
> >  - using make-kpkg build a 64-bit kernel on the newly installed box
> > for the AMD 64 bit platform.
> Not comfortably.
> apt-get install kernel-image-2.6-amd64-<tab>
> kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic  kernel-image-2.6-amd64-k8-smp
> kernel-image-2.6-amd64-k8       kernel-image-2.6-amd64-xeon

I did this last week and ran into trouble. I could no longer use the
iptables binary, though the module was loading fine. I also was unable
to install new kernels because something about the initrd installer
didn't like the new 64-bit kernel. 

From what I'd read in previous threads on this list, I got the
impression that "mix and match" using 32 bit user-space and 64-bit
kernel would not work. I had actually planned to reinstall using the
amd64 Debian installer. So if my understanding is incorrect and it is
indeed possible to use a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit user-space, I'd like
to know about it...

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