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IA/64 Release Notes for Gentoo Linux 2006.0


1.  The Gentoo Linux Project


Gentoo Linux is a community driven project committed to producing high quality open-source software. These release notes for Gentoo Linux 2006.0 summarize important release changes and the installation process for Gentoo Linux 2006.0 for Itanium systems.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview
  • 2. Important Changes
  • 3. Installing and upgrading Gentoo Linux

2.  Important Changes for 2006.0

Important Changes for 2006.0

Following on from the availability of the Gentoo/IA64 InstallCD for 2005.1; the 2006.0 InstallCD features a media refresh with updated software versions as well as support for SGI Prism systems (thanks to Bob Sanders from SGI QA for his support).

3.  Installing and Upgrading to Gentoo Linux 2006.0

Installing Gentoo Linux 2006.0

Once you have booted Linux, whether from a InstallCD or an existing installation, you should fetch the stages and chroot as normal. It is important that you keep in mind the following considerations to achieve a bootable installation:

  • Use only GNU parted to create your partitions. Other applications such as fdisk or cfdisk do not support EFI GPT partition tables, so your partitions will be lost on reboot.
  • You must use ELILO as your bootloader. Other bootloaders do not support IA-64.
  • You should use a 2.6 kernel; 2.4 kernels have known issues and are thus not supported by us.

Upgrading to Gentoo Linux 2006.0

If you already have a working installation of Gentoo Linux there is no need to reinstall. You will automatically get Gentoo 2006.0 if you sync your Portage tree and run emerge --update world.


Page updated 13 February 2006

Summary: Gentoo Linux/IA64 2006.0 Release Notes.

Tim Yamin
ia64 Release Coordinator

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