On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:46:18 -0800 Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> RW wrote: > > On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:51:52 -0500 (EST) > > "Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > >>> On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 20:44:03 -0500 (EST) > >>> "Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >>> > >>> > >>>> However, when I try FreeBSD/amd64, grub won't compile (it's > >>>> architecture is forced to i386 only in the Makefile. I haven't > >>>> dug into why, but I'm confident there is a reason. Obviously, > >>>> grub becomes a non-option. Gag has the same limitation of being > >>>> i386 only. > >>>> > >>> I'm not sure why gag is i386 only, all it does is install a binary > >>> floppy disk ISO. You can also install it from many Linux live CDs. > >>> Once it's installed it's independent of the original installation > >>> medium. > > Probably because architecture stuff and bit length in 32-bit is > half :)? Instruction set's a bit different too. There are some new > features in the new Intel processors like overflow protection, etc, > so I wouldn't doubt there are differences in ISA at the assembler > level. > No, at the point Gag runs, the CPU isn't even 32-bit, let alone 64-bit. The port just extracts a precompiled ISO file. It won't run on anything that isn't PC compatible, so it isn't actually platform independent, but it should run on any CPU with a "real mode". _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"