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Re: [tlug] To break the silence: Live distro on an Atom


On Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 06:54:40AM -1000, David J Iannucci wrote:
> I'm trying to help a friend by getting him a live distro to use
> occasionally by booting off a USB stick. I tried to demo one for him on
> his netbook yesterday, just using a Mint that I had installed on a
> stick I have, using (IIRC) Unetbootin. This thing boots fine on my
> Thinkpad, but on his Atom-based netbook, it was ignored. At first I
> thought, "oh, it's an Atom... not binary compatible", but then.... that
> doesn't make sense, does it? The point of Atom is that it's compatible
> with x86, at least at some level, right? I haven't heard of any Atom-
> specific distros.
> I'd be grateful for some advice on what might have gone wrong here.

I think not all Atom cpus know about the 64bit world now, maybe this
one here also just knows 32bit.


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