two suggestion about ubuntu alternate cd

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed Oct 11 05:51:29 BST 2006

On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 09:57:23AM +0800, jacky wrote:
> > The 32-bit distribution won't work properly with a
> > 64-bit kernel.
> I'm using 32-bit distribution with a 64-bit CPU.

I'm afraid that doesn't affect the accuracy of my statement :) There's 
two main problems:

1) Bugs in the 32->64 bit ioctl interface. For an example of this, try 
using a USB printer on a 64 bit kernel with 32 bit userspace.
2) No vm86 mode. usplash won't work, and nor will vbetool.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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