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Old 09-01-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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boot to 64 bit then install 32 OS?


Hello guys,

my question can be stupid but i need confirmation.

Is it possible to boot up from 64bit DVD and then install 32 bit OS from local iso?

I was told that it wont work because i cannot boot up with 64bit kernel and then install 32 bit os.

Please confirm it if its true.

Thanks
 
Old 09-01-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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I don't think you can. Boot the 32-bit CD instead.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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You can do it. I read about how one boots to a knoppix cd and then installs what they want. Complex and a few never before used commands and it will work.
 
Old 09-02-2010, 03:48 AM   #4
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alright thanks for advices, i give more specific info
there is a SUSE 10.2 64bit DVD in the drive and i will need to reinstall to same OS but 32 bit version.
This server is managed remotely and i would need to order a technician to put a new 32 bit DVD into that.
It takes money and time, so i was just wondering if i could do this from far without asking anyone to replace the DVD.

So if it cannot be done (just with mentioned knoppix), then i will order a man to put a new DVD into drive.

And thanks for support.
 
Old 09-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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Knoppix was only the place I saw the how to/example. It should be able to be performed with almost any distro.

I can't say for sure what would happen remotely but I guess it is possible.

You may also consider simply running virtual machines. Delete as much as you can on the 64 bit and then install a VM in 32 bit. Might not notice much if any loss of speed. Most newer systems fully support vm's. You'd end up with a way to quickly backup and restore in the process too.

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