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Old 06-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Redhat 9 and AMD Athlon 64 (FX)


This is just a quick one

I'm planning to get an AMD Athlon 64 (or FX) for my home server, just wondering whether the kernel that came with Redhat 9 (2.4.20-8) supports it or do I need to upgrade the kernel to at least 2.6 in order to gain full use of the 64-bit architecture?

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~WiLL~
 
Old 06-08-2004, 04:23 AM   #2
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It should run, but it will be 32bit until you recompile - and 2.6.x would be better for x86-64.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 04:50 AM   #3
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Got it... cheers, mate!

I'm having kernel-phobias since I ran into a lot of problems trying to compile kernels 2.6 and above

Tried it without RAID and the main problems were USB support... when I tried it with RAID I got "raid1 module not found" after I fixed that i get "kernel panics"! haha

Well, just have to keep on trying~ Thanks for replying

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