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Old 10-28-2003, 03:14 AM   #1
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ia64 unknown


[root@myhost root]# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.18-e.31smp (bhcompile@natasha.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-118.7.2)) #1 SMP Wed May 21 17:47:59 EDT 2003

[root@myhost root]# uname -a
Linux myhost 2.4.18-e.31smp #1 SMP Wed May 21 17:47:59 EDT 2003 ia64 unknown

What is it meant by unknown? Can it be changed? is it normal?

RedHat is installed on Dell PowerEdge 7150, running on Itanium Processor ia64.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:08 AM   #2
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It's normal. The 'unknown' looks for me like hardware platform (uname -i). In fact, I don't have a machine that whould have it 'known'. It can't be changed easily, AFAIK and is not important. Your system will run well without it.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 08:12 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Mara
It's normal. The 'unknown' looks for me like hardware platform (uname -i). In fact, I don't have a machine that whould have it 'known'. It can't be changed easily, AFAIK and is not important. Your system will run well without it.
Thanks for the help BUT I am installing a program and the software says

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* Error: Unsupported Linux hardware `ia64
`.
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So I suspect that the software Sun ONE ASP 4.0 is actually trying to get info on the OS environment. So that's why I am thinking it "maybe" can be due to this

The installation notes says it supports:

HARDWARE
* 512 MB RAM
* Pentium II or higher (i686 or better)
* 200 MB free hard disk space
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by fabster01
OS environment. So that's why I am thinking it "maybe" can be due to this

The installation notes says it supports:

HARDWARE
* 512 MB RAM
* Pentium II or higher (i686 or better)
* 200 MB free hard disk space
ia64 is a whole new architecture and is not i386/i686 backwards compatible. Seems like I've read there is a software(?) emulation layer but that's not quite the same thing. AMD64 on the other hand is directly ia32 backwards compatible.

PS. Kind of like the instructions that say to install Windows 95 or better so the person installs Linux. Cute but won't get always get the job done
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:49 AM   #5
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Do you try to install binary program or are you compiling it? If you're compiling, it should work (because the program is build for your machine). The problem is with binaries. Without extra effort you can install only programs compiled for ia64.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:56 AM   #6
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No just trying to find out whether it was a OS issue or a binary issue. Thanks everyone
 
  


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