Re: how to get a bootable install image?
> Hello folks,
> For the past few days I've been trying to install 64 bit Etch on a
> Dell 1950 with quad core Xeon processors. I've downloaded the DVD iso's
> from Ga. Tech's mirror twice. Both times I get a message saying, "Bad
> PBR signature" and the machine stops. I tried the second download on a
> different machine in case there was some corruption the first time.
> So, I have several questions really. First, I thought the AMD and ia
> 64 bit were supposed to merge. What happened to that? Or, should I be
> trying the AMD64 distros instead? I've gotten Sarge AMD64 bit distro to
> work on Dell 1850s, with some head scratching, but I wanted to move up
> to Etch for this new hardware and application. Where can I find a
> bootable 64 bit Etch install that will work for the Dell 1950?
> Any suggestions are welcome.
IA64 is Itanium and AMD64 is Xeon/Opteron/em64t stuff.
You are posting in an itanium list about xeons, two TOTALLY
different archs. If you are on a xeon system, use AMD64
cd/dvds. This assumes you know how to download/check/
burn ISO's properly. If cd/dvd's are ok then there must be a
hardware problem or the bios may need to be upgraded to the