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Re: Debian AMD64 resuce disk??

Thanks Doug,
Good to know.  The INSERT disk was pretty current but maybe I needed a
different version of rescue disk.  Anyway, Ill keep that in mind.
Again, thanks.

Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
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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