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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 14:23:18 -0800
On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> First post here.  I'm usually on gentoo user.  I'm in the process of
> building a new system which will be 64 bit.  I am looking for advice.  I
> would like people to post things that I might run into that one wouldn't
> expect and some things that are different from x86.  I was looking at
> something on my old rig and noticed the USE flag smp.  I didn't know about
> that until I ran up on it.  I learned something by pure dumb luck.
>
> I'm a long time Gentoo user.  Installed it at the early stages of 1.4.  I
> also use KDE and have fluxbox installed as a backup.  The processor is a AMD
> Phenom II X4 955 @3.2Ghz.  It will start out with one 4Gb stick of ram.  I
> plan to expand that later.
>
> What are some things that I should watch for and enable that isn't so
> obvious for someone new to 64 bit?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dale

Hi Dale,
   It's been so long since I've done anything that wasn't 64-bit so
it's hard to answer. I think the 64-bit install guide is quite good.
One thing that I think some folks (me included) do that differs from
the guide (at least the last time I read it) is to use grub-static
instead of grub. I suspect that's because it's 32-bit and more
compatible.

   Other than that I can't think of anything I do differently.

   Best of luck with the new install. I'm sure it will go great.

Cheers,
Mark


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