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cojniz

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64-bit OS
« on: 09-December-03, 11:56:51 »

I'm quite sure that this topic has been up before but today I saw on AMDzone.com that Mandrake have some sort of 64-bit version.
So I'm wondering, is there any new 64-bit OS' out there in full version? For x86-64 ofcourse and not SunOS or something..
I saw before something about SuSE64 but havn't found anything new on that, anyone knows anything about that?


Cheers!
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emc2inc

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RE: 64-bit OS
« Reply #1 on: 09-December-03, 20:47:06 »

Below is a message from

http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-amd64/

the amd64 list at suse. My system will be built and tested around this free amd64 distribution by the end of the year. At this point I am awaiting parts:


I have: mobo MSI K8T NEO FIS2R
          CPU    Athlon64 3200+
           PS      Antec Truepower 480
           DVD   LG4040B
         
Waiting on
     
            Case   LianLi 6089A
            Memory  2 x   Kingston KHX3200/512
                                   512MB HyperX DDR 400MHz DIMM 2-2-2-6-1
            HD       western Digital WD2000JB 200 GB EIDE drive, 8 MB buffer
            Video  ATI RADEON 9600XT 128MB DDR AGP VIVO
 

From the list:      
From: Andreas Jaeger
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 15:41:44 +0100
Message-ID:
Subject: [suse-amd64] Free SUSE LINUX 9.0 AMD64 download version available




Hi,

SUSE now offers SUSE LINUX 9.0 AMD64 free of charge for direct
download from the SUSE FTP server. The FTP version is the same as the
retail version -- minus a few program packages excluded due to
licensing restrictions. Installation support also is not included.

The SUSE LINUX 9.0 AMD64 FTP version is suitable for installation via ftp,
nfs, or hard disk. It is not possible to generate installation CDs from a
complete download. A mirror of the complete 9.0 FTP directory on your local
network can also be used to install systems via NFS.

Before you start, please read the installation guideline
http://ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/9.0/README.FTP

The path to the installation directory is
http://ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/

If possible, please use a mirror in your vicinity.
Find the necessary information on
http://www.suse.com/us/business/products/server/

Andreas
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riprjak

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Gentoo... 99.8% support for amd64 out of the box
« Reply #2 on: 09-December-03, 21:19:52 »

I use gentoo linux; it is damn near 100% stable for amd64.

This link : http://dev.gentoo.org/~brad_mssw/amd64_livecd/gentoo-2.6-test11-bootsplash-20031128.iso

Is the iso for their "live CD". 90MB or so.

From this you can build, boot and easily compile a complete and functional gnome OR kde desktop, linux kernel 2.6 based system.

Except for MSI's lack of a work around for erratum 93 in bios (kernel will crash if you enable legacy, SMM, mode USB), this is glorious for its 64bitness...
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cojniz

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« Reply #3 on: 10-December-03, 01:28:59 »

Am I restricted to Gnome or KDE in Gentoo for AMD64? Otherwise that would be a great dist to run.
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riprjak

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« Reply #4 on: 10-December-03, 16:24:35 »

Quote
Originally posted by cojniz
Am I restricted to Gnome or KDE in Gentoo for AMD64? Otherwise that would be a great dist to run.

Honestly Dont know beyond that :)  I use gnome/enlightenment and my girlfriend prefers KDE...  http://packages.gentoo.org has a complete list of "ready" applications in their portage tree; Im fairly sure they have fluxbox and xfce working too as "desktop environments", but Ive found few things that dont work... if not, join in and help iron out the bugs.

err!
jak
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Superslow

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« Reply #5 on: 10-December-03, 16:34:06 »

FreeBSD supports AMD64 as well!
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cojniz

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« Reply #6 on: 10-December-03, 17:18:47 »

I know there's a FreeBSD beta for AMD64 but I havn't seen anything about it so I'm not sure. Perhaps I'll try it if I'm totally bored on a weekend.. Never tried *BSD before so I guess I'll have to read up on it.
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riprjak

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« Reply #7 on: 18-December-03, 17:25:12 »

Wu-Hu!!!  Gentoo is now an official x86_64 bit os :)

http://dev.gentoo.org/~brad_mssw/amd64_livecd/livecd-amd64-2.6.0-official-full-12172003.iso.bz2

Pity if you have a new world ati card (>9200), as ATI bite much bag when it comes to keeping their binary only video drivers up to date, but otherwise its all good.

err!
jak.
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