List Archive: gentoo-amd64
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Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Dale<rdalek1967@...> wrote:
>> 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?
> 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
> 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.
Thanks. I wasn't aware of that. I made a note of it. I certainly
don't want that to mess up. lol