Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 01:03:04
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Mark Knecht
Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Dale<rdalek1967@×××××.com> 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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Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. Stan Sander <stsander@×××××.net>