x86-64 and FC1

Pete pete at putzin.net
Fri Dec 12 19:17:44 UTC 2003

Been down this road and it's too painful. Thanks for the tips though. Problem 
is getting a boot loader installed with the right partition scheme. Never got 
it to work for me that way.

As for doing cross work, that's not so bad once you get the hang of it. The 
trick is to fail at it enough to get it right once and remember to take 
copious notes.

On Friday 12 December 2003 12:37 pm, Gareth Bult wrote:
> Hi,
> I've not seen the K8V?, but it sounds like an SK8N, which I've pretty
> much spent the entire
> week on, retrying to get 64 bit Fedora working. (I now have a method)
> a.    Install an IDE drive
> b.    Flash the motherboard to at least rev 4
> c.    Install the 64 bit distro (seems to work)
>         (burn boot.iso to a CD and install from that via NFS or FTP)
> d.    Compile up 2.6-test11 and install
> e.    Reboot S - and you'll have SATA
> f.    tar the root partition to the SATA and remove the IDE
> g.    You're away....
> Don't even dream about X compilers and doing it from scratch ... unless
> you've
> done it before... I've just been there and it's painful. Managed to get
> a working compiler
> and tools, but when the kernel didn't want to compile I gave up....
> Gareth.
> On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 17:47, Pete wrote:
> > On Friday 12 December 2003 11:22 am, Mark Lane wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 10:05, Pete wrote:
> > > > Has anyone tried to get this running on an Asus K8V? I downloaded the
> > > > x86-64 tree from duke (thanks to those who did this, the effort is
> > > > much appreciated), which was easy enough, but unfortunately, I have
> > > > two SATA drives in ATA mode (no need for raid on my desktop), which
> > > > the default kernel doesn't see. I really think I have two options
> > > > here, one is to wait for a kernel to be created that has the Promise
> > > > driver and is included as an update, or to hack it a bit.
> > >
> > > Well I wouldn't use the Promise (Promise Controllers suck). The VIA
> > > SATA that is in the chipset is much better. Though you probably won't
> > > be able to installed to it. Best bet is to install on a IDE drive and
> > > then compile a 2.6 Kernel. It seems to have better support for the via
> > > chipset though the drivers now have been backported to 2.4.23.
> >
> > Promise chip lives on the MB, so I can't avoid it. I've been using the
> > controller pretty steadily for about a month (combo 32bit Win and 64bit
> > Mandrake) without issue though despite how much everyone seems to hate
> > Promise. I'd like to switch to fedora as I'm not so infatuated with the
> > current x86-64 Mandrake (first time using drake), and I really like my FC
> > on my laptop. What I really want is a 64 bit Slack distro, but alas,
> > that's not gonna happen tomorrow, so I'll try this route. I've got time
> > to play, and new hardware to play with, so I'm gonna play.
> >
> >
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