[Novalug] 32 bit Linux on 64 bit Machine
linux_author at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 16 13:02:50 EST 2006
- i ran across this question w/my 64-bit notebook
(L2000, now happily running an HD install of
KANOTIX64)... the answer is yes you can... in fact,
there are a few (non-critical IMHO) pieces that are
still only 32-bit for Linux...
- i was able to use both 32- and 64-bit WiFi drivers
on my machine (which is all 64-bit)...
- a 32- to 64-bit transition can be confusing for some
folks... especially those desiring binary
compatibility... (i.e., 'which distro do i
but not if you build from source?
--- "David A. Hammond" <hammonds at starpower.net> wrote:
> If I can't get the machine described in my previous
> note working
> again, I will be buying a new machine. It will
> probably be a
> 64 bit Sempron or Athlon. Can I run a 32 bit Linux
> such as
> Fedora Core 3 or 5 (those are the distros I have CDs
> for and I
> am on dialup, so no downloading is feasible) on
> those CPUs?
> I think the answer is yes but I just want to make
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> Novalug at calypso.tux.org
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