Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-amd64 (218 mails)

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Re: [suse-amd64] 64bit motherboards
  • From: Doug B <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 01:49:11 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <200412151950.51757.suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 15 December 2004 05:51 am, Sid Boyce wrote:
> What was the problem with gentoo? I'm running it on a 32-bit box and
> it seems to be the easiest to get things going on, I've currently got
> an upgrade to 2005.0 going, completely hands off.
> Is the x86_64 build more troublesome?

No real problem. It just didn't have the look and feel I'm used to.
Fonts weren't as nice as I'm used to. I'm sure that with the proper
knowledge and time, it could be made to look as good or better than any
other distro, I just didn't want to invest the time (although I
probably would have if the last 9.2 install hadn't gone so well). I
like the idea of gentoo and may pursue it further when other things
settle down for me.

I did a 32-bit stage 1 that went well (2.4 kernel if I remember right).
I tried a x86_64 stage 1 and couldn't get the 2.6.9 kernel to boot (I
didn't take the time to look into it). I then tried a x86_64 stage 3
with packages. It used a 2.6.? (<2.6.9) and that went well including
updating world (except for kernel). I only ran the install for a few
days, but it seemed solid.


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