[kwlug-disc] 64 bit install
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gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Thu Sep 24 13:33:48 EDT 2009
To run 64 bit installs of linux, do I need 64 bit hardware? I tried to
install on a Xeon machine and it objected that the hardware was only 32
bit. (It's a 32 bit machine for the same reason I drive a Chrysler.
All I could afford at the time :) ).
In the same vein, if I install a 32 bit install of say Mandriva on a
machine with 8 gigs of ram, would one expect that the kernel being
installed will address all 8 gigs? i.e. do distro installs check for
that stuff automatically these days?
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