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Old 09-25-2006, 08:18 AM   #1
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Question Running 32bit Installation with 64bit kernel?


Hello guys,

I am new to this forum and I appreciate your help up front, bare with me if I post stupid shit every now and then.

Ok, my question today is that I am running the 64bit kernel and I have installed Fedora Core 5 with the 32bit CD. I think it got changed doring the updates. Now is that normal?? to be running 64 bit kernel and all other applications on 32bit?? Should I change back to 32bit kernel? and How? and I still need to install the Nvidia Drivers and dont know if to install the 64bit of 32bit version?

My computer is a Dell Optiplex GX620 with Dual Core Intel proc, and nvidia geforce 7800. Fedora Runs pretty good on it!

Thanks Again
 
Old 09-25-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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Short answer, yes you can run a 64bit kernel in a 32bit userland, but there will be occasionaly oddities... tried running top yet? Check out this post: http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...06.0/1725.html for a reason not to... You will want the nvidia package that matches your kernel... It's not a problem to go on as you are, I only include that post and the warning because I see no reason not to switch to pure 64 bit, if theres something you cant find ported to 64 bits, you can install 32bit libs in a number of ways....

Debian runs pretty good on my AMD64 X2 3800 too
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:47 PM   #3
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Update all packages possible to 64bit?

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Originally Posted by DrStoney
Short answer, yes you can run a 64bit kernel in a 32bit userland, but there will be occasionaly oddities... tried running top yet? Check out this post: for a reason not to... You will want the nvidia package that matches your kernel... It's not a problem to go on as you are, I only include that post and the warning because I see no reason not to switch to pure 64 bit, if theres something you cant find ported to 64 bits, you can install 32bit libs in a number of ways....

Debian runs pretty good on my AMD64 X2 3800 too
Cheers
DrS
Thank you very much for your response!

Is it possible to update all the packages possible on Fedora 5 with 64bit versions so I will avoid reinstalling it?? Or should I be better of changing my kernel back to 32bit (if possible)?

Please advise!

Colombian

Last edited by Colombian; 09-25-2006 at 03:54 PM.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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I haven't used a rpm based distro in ages, so I don't know what fedora's update scheme is like... as for the 64 bit kernel... well.. how's it working out for you? I see no reason to mess with it if its running smooth... if you start getting odd unexplainable core dumps or what have you, then I'd consider moving back.. if this is a buisness server just go ahead and move back but for a desktop you should be ok.. For the most part your typical 64 bit package is a 32 bit package recompiled for 64 bits, and seeing as how it take adjustments to the code to realy create a speed increase theres no reason to get in a huff to update all your packages. I did just on the principle that as true 64 bit apps come out, they'll have a nice home on my desktop machine :P


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