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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 22:49:40 -0600
From: "Randy Greif" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: Owl and Intel 64 bit Xeon

I am trying to install Owl 2.0 now I have tried 1 & 1.1 etc. but it seems
like everything I do I cannot fdisk the hard drives.
let me start I have a Compaq DL380 PIII 700 Xeon 128mb RAM for now, two 18.2
GB HDD on a compaq integrated smart array looks like version 1.68
I have tried it set up Raid 0, Raid 1, all the different configurations. I
have updated the BIOS, the Smart start for Compaq, and followed everything
said to install linux,and tried other OS's also trying to get one that will
accept Owl. Now I am getting an error on boot up (nothing installed except
compaqs controller software)
the error
"<0>Kernal Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!"
"In idle task - not syncing"
then it just sets there.
other times I got it to boot from the CD then it won't do anything from
there no fdisk etc.
I can start "settle"

Randy Greif

-----Original Message-----
From: Solar Designer []
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [owl-users] Owl and Intel 64 bit Xeon

On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 08:54:51PM +0700, Ihsan wrote:
> I plan to upgrade one of my server to Intel 64 bit Xeon platform.
> Can Owl Linux run on Intel 64 bit Xeon processor?

Yes - but in 32-bit mode.

We're likely to work on implementing native x86-64 support for Owl after
the 2.0 release.

> Are there any tips and tricks?

No, it should just work.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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