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Ben2210 07-09-2004 03:57 AM

x86-64 Kernel compile ---> i only get 32-bit
 
Hi all

this must be a silly question but....
I've compiled a 2.6.7-ck4 kernel on an Athlon 64 laptop and i've been disappointed to see that, even if I check "Athlon 64" in "processor family", I get a 32-bit kernel...
in particular, the kernel image is stored in arch/i386, and not in arch/x86_64 as I expected...
so could you explain me what I need to do in order to get a 64-bit kernel ?

besides i'm running slackware so there's no precompiled 64-bit kernel.

thanks

PS : could this have anything to do with the -ck patchset ??

PS : additional question : i'd like to make Nvidia drivers run. Is it enough that I get a 64-bit kernel and the AMD64 nv drivers, or must I recompile more stuff into 64-bit.... like xorg ??

kenji1903 07-09-2004 07:26 AM

I am having the same problem here... didn't notice any difference after upgrading to a 2.6.6 kernel...

If Ben2210 hadn't mention about the image being stored in arch/i386, i'd still be in the dark about my redhat not running in 64-bit... :D


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