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Old 04-29-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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arch - x86 or x86_64?


Hi
I updated Slackware (13 x86_64) kernel to vanilla 2.6.32.12 last night. echo $ARCH gives x86_64.
After extracting to a build directory in /home/$user/ and copying a generic config to .config I build the kernel like this - perhaps I am doing something wrong?

Code:
/home/user/kernel >$ make oldconfig
/home/user/kernel >$ make menuconfig
/home/user/kernel >$ make -j7
/home/user/kernel ># make modules_install
/home/user/kernel ># make install
The last step - make install - gives this output:

Code:
sh /home/user/kernel/linux-2.6.32.12/arch/x86/boot/install.sh \
  2.6.32.12-server arch/x86/boot/bzImage \
  System.map "/boot"
Shouldn't this be ../arch/x86_64/boot/.. instead?
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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Nope, check the x86_64 directory, you'll see the reason, there's only a symlink in there. Either way you can run 'file' on the kernel to make sure it is 64-bit.
 
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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Nope, check the x86_64 directory, you'll see the reason, there's only a symlink in there
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