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Re: Debian AMD64 resuce disk??

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 12:32:20PM -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:
> Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:37:54PM -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:
>> Why is it you need specific to amd64, since amd64 will boot and run
>> i386?  

> Want the amd64 'cuz I'm running an amd64 chip.  Had put in a 32 bit  
> INSERT disk and it was very limited as to what it could do.  So figure  
> that I'm gonna' need a rescue disk more specific to the processor in  
> this case.
> And after I had purchased this hardware, 64 bit AMD chip/mobo, tried to  
> fire up a hard drive w. 32 bit on it and it didn't like what it saw so  
> went full bore 64 Debian Lenny/stable.  And it has been a true  
> experience setting it all up compared to the previous setups I've done.   
> Learned a lot the hard way.  8=)  Trial and error and RTFM'ing as much  
> as possible.

Since the ability to run i386 (though without access to the full memory
addressing of amd64) is built-in to the amd64 hardware, if you have a
386 rescue disk that doesn't work with the hardware, it just means that
its not new enough.  I ran grml 0.9 i386 just fine on my amd64.


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