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Using ARM for Bootcamp

mkturner Posts: 6
edited May 20 in Cloud Engineer Boot Camp

Are there any documented issues with using ARM (aarch64) or is the script just failing because the course wasn't necessarily designed with ARM in mind? Yes, I'm using one of those new M1 macs that has gotten everyone interested in ARM support overnight :# . The readyfor.sh complains twice about not finding x86_64 architecture. There is also a fail regarding BogoMIPS but I assume this has something to do with the emulation -- not that the processor isn't strong enough. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 in a Virtual Machine with Parallels 16 and performance is great with 4 cores & 4 GB RAM. How big of an issue is this for the linux courses? I don't think I will have to worry about it once I get to DevOps/Containers/k8s.

TL;DR: Is it certain that aarch64 will not work with the linux courses, or it is an 'ymmv' or 'at your own risk' kind of deal?


  • coop
    coop Posts: 762

    I've forwarded your post to the author ofready-for.shfor a more authoritative view. However, I believe for the bootcamp YMMV is probably right. The important thing is the guest VMs not the host, and as you say "I'm using one of those new M1 macs" and that script is used in about 40 courses, some of which definitely cannot use that architecture. For LFS201 in particular, the resources needed are small. If you have trouble it will be in the v irtualization lab where you have to run kvm but all else should be ok.


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