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Bug#254073: [parisc-linux] Re: Bug#254073: tc1 fail on hppa

On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 12:41:47PM -0400, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> Hmm. It's a problem because the firmware of some machines will only
> boot 64-bit kernels, some will only boot 32-bit, and some will boot
> either.


> The best thing to do, would be to always install 32bit by default.

No. The best would be to look at "uname -m" output.
Install 32-bit if it's "parisc" and install 64-bit if it's "parisc64".

>  As
> when a person tries to boot on a machine that only has 64-bit firmware,
> they will have to manually edit the PALO commandline to use vmlinux64, which
> will result in them having a parisc64 uname -m entry. So I'd think 
> install based on the uname -m entry would work.

Correct, it will. As long as palo can select which kernel to boot
from the install media (CD, HD, network), a working kernel will
get booted/installed by default.

> I'm going to copy the parisc-linux list with this, for comments.


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