Re: [Linux-ia64] Linux, Itanium and PA/RISC

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_napali.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2003-03-25 06:19:08
>>>>> On Mon, 24 Mar 2003 12:10:37 +0000, Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org> said:

  Matthew> On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 11:41:18AM +0100, Adriano Galano
  Matthew> wrote:
  >> Hi all:

  >> I read that IA-64 support PA-RISC instruction mapping. That's
  >> mean that I can use Linux for PA/RISC
  >> (http://www.parisc-linux.org/) in a Itanium 2 computer?

  Matthew> No.  You certainly can't run a PA-RISC kernel on an IA64
  Matthew> box, just like you can't run an x86 kernel on an ia64 box.

Ugh, that's not strictly true.  You definitely can boot x86 linux and
windows 98 on Itanium.  I believe the same is true for Itanium 2 if
you have Intel's firmware, though I have never tried that myself.

	--david
Received on Mon Mar 24 11:20:56 2003

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