IA-32 EL- How do I run Linux and / or Windows x86 binaries on Itanium 2

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IA-32 EL- How do I run Linux and / or Windows x86 binaries o

Post by starguy » 2009/04/04 19:28:28

I have a Centos 4 Itanium 2 1.3 server, and I would like to run Game servers on it.

These come as both Linux x86 binaries, or Windows x86 binaries, you have your choice.

LINUX

Supposedly Redhat/Centos has something built in called IA-32 Execution Layer which can do this.

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IA-32_EL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IA-32_EL[/url]
[url=http://www.builderau.com.au/news/soa/Itanium-loses-x86-hardware-support/0,339028227,339230300,00.htm]http://www.builderau.com.au/news/soa/Itanium-loses-x86-hardware-support/0,339028227,339230300,00.htm[/url]

But how do I execute an x86 Linux binary on a Centos IA64 command line - is there a command I have to call and pass it the binary name?

If I just try and launch the x86 linux executable on the command line like I do on a non-Itanium server, I get the error: "cannot execute binary file"

WINDOWS

Is WINE ( [url=http:/winehq.com]http:/winehq.com[/url] ) available on Centos, for executing Windows x86 binaries? I tried to install it with "yum install wine*" but was not successful using Yum

yum install wine*
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
adobe-linux-i386 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
update 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
addons 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 11 kB 00:00
sqlite cache needs updating, reading in metadata
adobe-linu: ################################################## 17/17
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: wine*
Nothing to do

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Re: IA-32 EL- How do I run Linux and / or Windows x86 binaries on Itanium 2

Post by pschaff » 2009/04/05 10:52:39

As far as I can determine CentOS does not have a rebuild of the Red Hat extras package for ia32el

http://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/rhel4/AppCompat.pdf

nor do 3rd party repos have an IA64 wine. Seems it is doable as Ubuntu has

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/feisty/ia64/wine

Sorry - not much help. IA64 seems to be an evolutionary dead-end.

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