Re: [eCS] Re: eCS w/AMD 64 processors
- In <css1rl+r32m@...>, on 01/21/05
at 11:05 PM, "morrownr" <morrownr@...> typed:
>Based on my observations buying a AMD 64 system for use with eCS is aThat's one way. What I did is another option:
>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.
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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- On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 15:40:00 +0100 (CET), Studio Legale Sutti wrote:
>BTW, replying to another message, it is not entirely true that we have been runningThe 32bit advantage of that time was to a lesser degree the number of
>after IT developments during all our OS/2 experience. In the field of 32bitness, OS/2
>suffered instead the same objection ("what's the point?") which now are raised with
>regard to 64bit, but had a definite time lead.
bits or addressable memory, but more the improved multitasking
capabilities. The 386 was the first x86 processor with *paged*
But back to the bits. IIRC modern 32bit processors already have a 64bit
memory interface and extensions over the (already reached) 4 GB limit
exist. Perhaps they would be an easier goal (at least for the OS/2