Image not booting
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Tue Jan 23 18:20:14 UTC 2007
VH-Brody <brody at versehost.com> wrote:
> I've downloaded multiple copies (from different FTP servers),
> 6.2-RELEASE-ia64 and it seems like this particular image doesn't want to
> boot up in my system. The i386 and amd64 distro's bootup just fine, but
> obviously don't work because system architecture is 64bit Intel. I'm out of
> ideas and I've ruled out the system as at fault.
> What do you guys think?
I think you're confusing ia64 and amd64. Most likely your
system is amd64-compliant, _not_ ia64. If it was ia64,
then the amd64 CD wouldn't boot at all (i.e. it would be
dead right from the start).
If the amd64 CD boots successfully, then you definitely
have an amd64-compliant system, and both amd64 (for a 64bit
system) and i386 (for a 32bit system) should work fine.
If you have problems installing amd64 later on, then please
tell us exactly what the problem is (i.e. at which step
during installation, what have you tried, what are the
error messages, etc.).
When the and64 CD has successfully booted to the sysinstall
utility, you can press the ScrollLock key and then the
PageUp key to scroll back through the boot messages.
At the top there should be a line telling you what kind of
CPU exactly your system has.
Hope that helps.
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