Building an amd64 installer on an i386 machine
I'm trying to install Debian on an amd64 machine using a USB stick and
the testing netinst from 8th April 2009. I want the 2.6.29-1 kernel (for
the ath9k module).
I got the built kernel package:
Trouble is, my current functioning computer is an i386 machine. So
following the guide at
...I get to the end of Step 1: "Once you have the kernel-image.deb,
install it for the next step. You do not need to boot into the new kernel."
But I can't, because as dpkg says: "package architecture (amd64) does
not match system (i386)". Nuts.
Can I build the amd64 installer from my i386 machine? (Alternatively, is
there an easier way to make the ath9k module available to the current
I would appreciate any help on this.