Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 06, 2005 04:20 AM
lilo CANNOT be 64bit. its a limitation of the bios.
the cpu starts in 32-bit mode, does the bios dance in 32bit, passes off to the bootloader in 32bit, and the very first part of the kernel is in 32bit. the kernel throws a flag, and the cpu jumps to 64bit.