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Bug#770231: Amd64-efi installer becomes unresponsive on x86 bios

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 04:26:24PM -0500, Samuel Comeau wrote:
>Hello Ian,
>Well, it appears I have made a mistake about the type of processor that's
>in here : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz. I don't have the text of the
>menu screen for you yet, I would have to retry installing linux, which I
>haven't had the time to do yet. I can at least tell you, however, that the
>menu I got to was very similar to this one
>http://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/images/inst-boot.png , apart from
>the fact that my installer boot menu didn't have 64 bit anywhere in it.
>The hang occurs when I try to select any option.

Ah, sorry - there's a bit of confusion here. Thanks for continuing on
and posting that image link, it's very helpful!

The meny you're looking at is the initial bootloader menu
(syslinux). d-i has *not* yet started here. Any of the menu choices
here will start the 64-bit kernel and that's why you're seeing the
hang on your 32-bit system.

Ian - am I totally mis-remembering that there used to be a "can't
start on 32-bit " style message in the amd64 kernel?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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