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From: Anthony Metcalf <nevyn@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Gentoo x86 to AMD64
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:01:53
1 Hi,
3 I have a system that started out running on an AMD K6II 450MHz
4 processor....About 3 months ago, it was upgraded to a Phenom. The
5 process was pretty painless, recompile kernel, install new hardware,
6 reboot, rebuild network drivers etc alter C(XX)FLAGS and emerge -e world....
8 Now I have a system that flies, but I want to be able to use 64Bit
9 VMware, I am quite sure I need to have a 64bit system for
10 VMWare server to allow this...
12 I have two theories about how to go about this.....no1, install esx
13 3i on a spare drive, make a 32bit Linux guest and point it's drives at
14 the raw partitions I have now :) no2, alter make.conf to 64bit flags,
15 and emerge -e world --buildpkgonly then reboot into a 64bit live cd, and
16 emerge -e world --usepkgonly which should give me a working
17 system....Obviously the kernel and network drivers would also need
18 rebuilding at this point again....
20 Will no 2 work?
22 I don't really want to go the route of 1 as I will need a windows
23 box for the esx admin, and if I was putting esx on this machine, I would
24 want to have more storage first and manage the esx storage properly,
25 rather than using raw drives.......
27 Comments? Ideas?
29 Anthony


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo x86 to AMD64 Volker Armin Hemmann <volker.armin.hemmann@××××××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo x86 to AMD64 Matthias Bethke <matthias@×××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo x86 to AMD64 Zhixu Liu <zhixu.liu@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Gentoo x86 to AMD64 Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo x86 to AMD64 Norberto Bensa <nbensa@×××××.com>