[Live-demo] [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeoLive 7.0 status: alpha1

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Mon May 13 02:44:43 PDT 2013

On 05/13/2013 03:45 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> On 05/12/2013 05:41 PM, Hamish wrote:
>> Alex wrote:
>>> Angelos are you up for trying a build based on the 64+mac iso?
>> question: is the 64+mac build also ok for 64+generic PC hardware?
>> (seems that it wouldn't be, otherwise why else ubu 13.04 come in
>> 32,64,64mac instead of just 32,64mac?)
>> q2: for the 32bit, shall we use the pae kernel for large-mem access?
>> Hamish
> My understanding is that the +mac disables UEFI support (something 
> about the Mac implementation being weird and non standard since it 
> predates the standard), so yes newer machines can use it in Legacy 
> boot mode. But someone wanting to dual boot with a pre-installed win 8 
> box will have issues using that (do we really want to give those 
> people 32bit anyways?). The reason Dvds work on a Mac is that they 
> always boot in Legacy mode as detected by the Mac.
> Ubuntu still has 32bit because there is still plenty of older hardware 
> that isn't 64bit. If I though it would be easy to apply the same hack 
> they use to make +mac on a 32 bit build I would suggest that for max 
> compatibility.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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Alex, how about setting up a default 64 bit build and then make a last 
minute (on release) build for mac?

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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