Re: [Linux-ia64] First Step

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2001-09-25 06:32:24
>>>>> On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 13:31:24 -0700, said:

  Charles> Gentlemen, please pardon if a newbie for a bit. I have the
  Charles> hp cd now with the various rpm files (NUE-1_1, NUE_FS-1,
  Charles> SDI-0_94 & SKI_LINU). I have a reasonable amount of
  Charles> experience in Linux from the x86 viewpoint, but I would
  Charles> like to understand IA-64. So, I would appreciate a few
  Charles> pointers on how to get started.

  Charles> Do I try to rpm install these on a X86 system, probably
  Charles> not.

Yes, the Ski and NUE RPMS are indeed for x86 systems.  Once installed,
you can issue the "nue" command and that will put you in a virtual
environment that looks like an IA-64 machine).

  Charles> I don't yet know how to get an IA-32 system up and
  Charles> running.

Note that IA-32 is just a different name for x86.  They are the same

  Charles> Assuming I can use one of my existing computers to learn
  Charles> how to do IA-32 and IA-64 work, what is the series of
  Charles> steps.

Since you already know x86, there is nothing you need to do to learn

As for IA-64: NUE and Ski will allow you to do just that.  Since it's
based on a simulator, it will be too slow to run complicated apps, but
for learning the architecture and development and debugging, it's
quite useful.  We even continue to use it for Linux kernel

Received on Mon Sep 24 13:32:34 2001

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