Re: Pushing multi-arch media (Re: blockers for 64-bit adoption)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Lennart Sorensen) writes:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 12:37:16PM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
>> Does d-i need to run in 64bit mode to be able to install a amd64
> It needs a 64bit kernel to run 64bit binaries, and since many post
> installs run binaries, I would say yes it does.
Yes, post-installs are a problem.
> You could probably isntall 32bit using a 64bit kernel though, so if the
> boot laoder for the installer always loaded a 64bit kernel on any cpu
> capable of running it, then you could still let people pick which they
If you can detect whether the CPU supportst 64bit before booting the
kernel then the problem doesn't exist.
Can Grub be set up in a way that it falls back on booting a 32-bit
kernel if the 64-bit one doesn't boot?