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asv
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:35 am    Post subject: G5 News Reply with quote

I just ordered a new dual 2 ghz G5 and was wondering what the status was of the gentoo G5 CD livecd? Has anyone had a successful install? Any attempts at getting this working at 64 bit?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not got one, but from what I've read round these parts it's a tricky process to get it going, although getting better.

It's also just 32bit at the moment, not 64bit.

But then so is OSX - it doesn't run in 64bit mode on the G5, it's the same as the 32bit CPU versions but with a few addons to take advantage of the few 64bit features apple want to use at this time - namely support for >4Gb RAM, and more registers.

Of course this is expected to change in the next release of OSX.

(note: All this could be nonsense, i'm just going on what I've read, I don't own a G5 - just a G4 iBook)
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