Subject: Re: Intel x86_64 chips (Pentium 4 EMT)
To: List Mail User <track@Plectere.com>
From: Harry Waddell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/2005 12:38:25
I set up a few HP EM64T/nocona systems last month. I used a netbsd amd64
install disk and fdisk to fix a problem with the partitions which the redhat
installer couldn't quite handle. I poked around a bit and netbsd seemed pretty
content running on that platform. Everything that was supported appeared to
work without incident.
Caravan Electronic Publishing
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 08:15:09 -0800 (PST)
List Mail User <track@Plectere.com> wrote:
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> >Subject: Re: Intel x86_64 chips (Pentium 4 EMT)
> >From: Havard Eidnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >In-Reply-To: <20050219214220.GB9826@vaasje.org>
> >References: <200502192046.j1JKkiL8018511@Plectere.com>
> > <20050219214220.GB9826@vaasje.org>
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> >> > Has anyone tried yet to run the "amd64" port on either a XEON or
> >> > a Pentium 4 EMT (i.e. Intel's flavor of x86_64 - they do work w/ the MS
> >> > beta software, and according to source internal to MS, both the
> >prototypes > > with and without the added 'NX' bit/capability work for them,
> >just no stack > > protection without the 'NX' bit - Also, the prototypes
> >withut the 'NX' bit > > are in 478 pin packages and will never be released)?
> >> It should "just work", but I haven't had a chance to try it myself..
> >I can hereby vouch for it working, save for the extra spewage
> >right after it detects the (serial) console port.
> >I'm currently in the process of installing the amd64 port on an
> >IBM x306 with a 3.2GHz P4 processor. The dmesg output from the
> >install cd-rom from 2.0 follows:
> >[dmesg snipped]
> The EMT's have been shipping in Europe and Asia for almost 4 months,
> but they're just now appearing in the U.S. (except for IBM and DELL, who
> "announced" months ago, but weren't shipping until recently - and I always
> assemble from components myself).
> Great, Thanks,
> Paul Shupak
> P.S. I notice IBM refers to "EM64T" not the "EMT" that was in the Intel
> price sheets and internal documentation; Must be a marketing change!?