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Old 11-15-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
jfried
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Use 32 bit and x86_64 Linux on same system?


I'm currently running SUSE 9.1 for AMD64, but I've been frustrated by the lack of AMD64 support for certain applications. My basic question is: is it possible to setup a tri-boot system with Windows XP, i586 Linux, and x86_64 linux? If so, is there a particular distro that would make this relatively simple? I'm not that committed to SUSE. Also, I have my home directory on a separate partition, would both linux systems be able to use it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:05 PM   #2
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SuSE 9.1 Pro contains both the i32 and the i64 kernels...

Yes it is possible to create a multiple boot that can be 32-bit, 64-bit and Windoze... In Linux you are not limited to one kernel... The /home partition is defined by the partition tables, so yes, it's data is freely useable across platform (provided its not NTFS, he he he).

It might be a pain to set up though...
 
  


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