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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:04:15 -0600
Mark Knecht wrote:
> 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
>
>    

Thanks.  I wasn't aware of that.  I made a note of it.  I certainly 
don't want that to mess up.  lol

Dale

:-)  :-)


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