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Re: sarge netinst cd not bootable in ia64

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

david medberry <med@hp.com> writes:

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 08:53 +0200, Jens Krause wrote:

I need your help: I have a Dell PowerEdge 2800 that has an Intel 64 bit
architecture (Xeon)

IA64 is Itanium processor--not Xeon.  You need to be using the amd64
version of debian (which does support the 64 bit Intel processor).

See http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianAMD64Faq and

Q: Is this port only for AMD 64-bit CPUs?

A: No. "amd64" is the name chosen by AMD for their 64-bit architecture.
Before release, it was called "x86_64", and some distributions continue
to use this name. Intel refers to its x86_64 instruction set CPUs as
"EM64T". The architecture is still the same, and Debian amd64 will run
on AMD and Intel x86 processors with 64-bit support. In honor of the
inventing company, AMD, Debian uses the name amd64.

Hmm.. I wonder if we should update that slightly, because the fact that "x86_64" was unsuitable as a debian architecture name was at least as important as any "honouring the inventor"-reason. But then, that was a long debate that I'd rather not relive.

for details.

Maybe it would help if http://cdimage.debian.org/ would actualy
contain links to the amd64 images. People probably search and search
and the only thing they see that even partly matches is ia64.

Would this note be acceptable?


/Mattias Wadenstein

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