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Anyone running ia64?
I just aquired real ia64 hardware and want to use it with NetBSD - but there
are a few things missing in the current toolchain, so even a build.sh tools
fails - probably easy to fix (I already started), but there is one gotcha:
I need the output of a few (probably two) configure scripts when running
on ia64 hardware (any Unix-a-like OS would do, FreeBSD or Linux for example).
The machine I got is not supported by FreeBSD (I get as far as:
FreeBSD/ia64 EFI boot, Revision 3.1
/boot/kernel/kernel data=0xfef1f0+0x82710 syms=[0x8+0xb1120+0x8+0xa62a9]
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
Entering /boot/kernel/kernel at 0x9ffc000000010500...
... and then nothing more happens - maybe they have hardwired the serial
console port or whatever.
Debian's installer (even the network one) dies early, complaining it can't
load any suitable module to support the CD drive.
The disks have some ancient RHEL version installed, but I do not have the
root password or enough Linux knowledge to hack it ;-)
Anyway, is anyone running some unix-alike OS on ia64 hardware and could
provide me with configure output? If so, please contact me off-list.
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