>, on 01/21/05
at 11:05 PM, "morrownr" <morrownr@...
>Based on my observations buying a AMD 64 system for use with eCS is a
>non-starter currently. Some have got it to work by installing to a
>harddrive in a non-64 bit system and then moving the drive to the 64bit
>system. Overall it is problematic.
That's one way. What I did is another option:
Install to a partition on another system - make sure it's in the
installable area on the drive and that it has the same drive letter you
want for the ecs boot partition on the A64. Override hardware detection
as needed with the appropriate devices on the A64. If the new machine has
a SATA drive, be sure that you have DANIS506 at the 1.7.0 level on a
diskette with a label of BOOT_UPDATE. You will need to use this when you
boot the ecs cd on the a64 machine.
Once installation is done, zip -rS the entire boot partition, burn it to
CD (or if you have another OS on the A64 machine, use it to get the zip
file into a FAT16 partition on the A64). Boot the ecs CD, select
Maintenance Console, go to command line, and after setting up and
formatting the boot partition as HPFS, installing boot mgr, and setting
the boot partition in boot mgr, unzip the zip file to the prepared
partition. Reboot from hard disk and you should be home.
Sounds worse than it is.
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