Bug#297740: base-installer: sparc32 kernels not usable for sparc64
In article <[🔎] E1D6Wnnfirstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com writes:
>According to Jurij Smakov, sparc32 kernels are not usable on a sparc64.
>I think one reason is that sparc32 kernels are configured without PCI
>support and sparc64 machines need that.
That's a tiny portion of the reason on some ultrasparc systems. (Some
ultrasparc systems are sbus not pci.) Lack of support for the kernel
registers, mmu, and so forth has a lot more to do with it.
I don't see the point of this bug report. Is something trying to
install a 32-bit kernel on a 64-bit system, or are you just wanting to
be able to do something that will never work?
Blars Blarson firstname.lastname@example.org
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