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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Re: 32bit session
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:00:25
Message-Id: e9l6nq$vrm$
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] 32bit session by Gavin Seddon
1 Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@×××××××××××××.uk> posted
2 1153306577.4247.7.camel@××××××××××××.homenetwork, excerpted below, on
3 Wed, 19 Jul 2006 11:56:17 +0100:
5 > Is it poss. to start a 32bit session so the whole desktop is 32bit?
7 If you've installed a complete 32-bit chroot installation, with everything
8 you want to run, on a different partition so you can select it with root=
9 on the kernel command line, and if it has been configured sufficiently to
10 boot independently (with the appropriate 32-bit kernel, modules, daemons,
11 and /etc files such as fstab fully configured), yes.
13 Basically, it's effectively a fully independent multi-boot system, where
14 the one boot option happens to be an x86 32-bit Gentoo that's also
15 configured as a 32-bit chroot to your 64-bit amd64 Gentoo. The multi-boot
16 side of it could just as easily be MSWormOS or Fedora or Ubunto or FreeBSD
17 or whatever, but then of course it wouldn't work as a 32-bit chroot of
18 your Gentoo amd64 boot.
20 There's also an experimental and still-broken 32-bit userland profile, I
21 believe, which would be a 64-bit kernel with 32-bit everything else (don't
22 know how the toolchain would work, as a cross-compile or as a 64-bit
23 multilib, but all regular apps would be 32-bit anyway). However, I'd not
24 suggest that except for the EXTREMELY adventurous, those already running
25 ~arch and a whole host of masked packages, and thinking that's far too
26 stable and troublefree for their liking, as it will easily make
27 ~arch+masked look like a walk in the park.
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31 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
32 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
33 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: 32bit session Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@×××××××××××××.uk>