[kwlug-disc] 64 bit install
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Thu Sep 24 19:06:37 EDT 2009
Insurance Squared Inc. wrote, On 09/24/2009 1:33 PM:
> 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?
For the group: But 32-bit apps will run on a 64-bit install?
For Glenn: So, given the replies, are you sure you want to run a
64-bit distro? You have a large SQL server?
So, better question for the group: What sorts of apps make running a
64-bit install worthwhile?
- I'm guessing Apache will run very well either way. e.g. on 32-bit
with bigmem / PAE.
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