[ATrpms-users] Re: FC4 and a 4G Box - x86_64 or PAE?
fpikus at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 11:36:32 CEST 2005
On 10/11/05, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 11:09:10PM -0700, Fedor Pikus wrote:
> > I've upgraded my FC1 installation to FC4 (which means I'll stop bugging
> > about FC1 RPMs :)
> > Now I have to revisit the problem I had with FC1: my box has 4G of RAM
> > installed, and I want to be able to use it all. The regular FC4 i686
> > sees only 3GB (BTW, anyone knows where did athlon kernels go?). Under
> FC1 I
> > built a PAE-enabled kernel. I can probably do the same with FC4,
> > given the quicker pace of updates to 2.6 kernels, I may have more
> > ahead if I do this. Or I can try to create a "minimally 64-bit system" -
> > install x86-64 kernel and whatever else it needs (may be glibc), and
> > everything else 32-bit. I don't know if it's even possible, though. I
> > definitely don't want to change install to a fully 64-bit system. My
> > attempt at adding an x64-64 kernel went nowhere, though: RPM says it's a
> > wrong arch, and flatly refuses to install, and can't be forced.
> > So, anyone knows if it's possible to convert a 32-bit system to a 64-bit
> > kernel? What's involved?
> Is the hardware 64 bits? E.g. an AMD64 or EM64T processor?
The CPU is Athlon64, so it will run an x86_64 kernel if I manage to get one
installed. The problem is getting it installed :)
Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)
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