IA64 – Kernel 4.18-rc2 Boots on HP Itanium2 — 2 Comments

  1. I was also running an Alpha EV67 machine (AlphaStation XP1000 and an older AlphaPC 164LX) and wandered in the same paths and problems you encountered. I could run it with modern software on Gentoo with a complete Gnome + OpenOffice + Firefox stack back in 2013 as far as I remember. Fun times, I always regret having sold these machines later 🙂

    • I ended up having to hack the Gentoo install so many times, that it no longer worked at all, in the end.. Frustrating that some web-rated apps were architecture-restricted in the source code, and would never compile on IA64.. I believe that Debian may have ‘revived’ their IA64 port, but have not had any time to check it out…

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