chroot or re-boot on 32 cross-lfs for AMD 64.

Peter Fosseus peter at
Tue Apr 11 01:23:01 PDT 2006


To compile a 64bit kernel, I assume I use my shiny new 64bit cross-compiler,
following the instructions in "7.11. Linux-", reboot with this new 
kernel, then chroot ?


On Tuesday 11 April 2006 09:14, Jeremy Utley wrote:
> On 4/10/06, Peter Fosseus <peter at> wrote:
> > If I am cross-compiling for AMD 64, am I able to chroot or do I need to
> > re-boot. Since it is my primary machine, chrooting would mean that I
> > could continue to work :)
> This depends.  Is your kernel compiled as a 64-bit enabled kernel, or
> is it still 32-bit only?  If you have a full 64-bit kernel, then you
> can use the chroot path.  However, I suspect that since you have a
> 32-bit OS, your kernel compiled in the same manner, so you could
> either use the reboot option, or compile yourself a 64-bit kernel (
> making sure you enable the 32-bit compatibility option).
> HTH,
> Jeremy

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