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Old 09-24-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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Running 32bit OS on a 64 bit system


Hi guys,

I recently bought an AMD 64bit and notice that the flash player (macromedia) doesn't work plus some other w32codecs.
From an extensive search on internet I didn't find any way to install them apart from running them via a chroot environment which I don't want anyway.

In case that I will install the Debian Sarge 32bit distribution and recompile a kernel for 64 bit am I going to benefit its performance or it's no point?

Thanks a lot
 
Old 09-24-2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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You can just run a 32-bit browser and stuff and keep your 64-bit OS.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hi spooon,

Can you please post how I can do that. Do I need just to download firefox source and configure with i386 option?

Thanks
 
Old 09-24-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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Or run the installer from the Mozilla website. (I don't know much about Debian, but can you manually install a package for a different architecture? If so, you might be able to just install the 32-bit package.)
 
  


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