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Old 02-07-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
dfwjung
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32 bit Linux on 64 bit processor


Does a 32 bit Linux (SUSE 9) run on a 64 bit processor (AMD Atlon 64 X2 4200+)?
If not which 64 bit Linux should I use?
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:17 PM   #2
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32 bit linux works fine on 64 bit processors
 
Old 02-07-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
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Which versions of Linux works best on AMD64?

Thanks,
gM
P.S. have used mandrake-iva since 1998...
 
Old 02-07-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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Any version of Linux for i386 works on an AMD64.

You can get 64-bit versions of many distros now (x86_64). I have used the 64-bit versions of Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian Etch, and I have found they all work very well. The only issue that you will have is the lack of Flash.

--Ian
 
Old 02-10-2007, 11:34 AM   #5
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64 bit linux

IBall,

Have you been running a Web/Mail Server on the 64 bit Debian based linux versions?

I can can forego a flash player but I need to run Red5 Server for flash scripts: does anyone have that experience?

Thx again,
gM
 
Old 02-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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SUSE Linux 10.1

I installed SUSE Linux 10.1 as dual boot with Win XP.
After smooth installation I ran in following problems:
1. Modem not recognized. Modem is a 56K V.92 PCI Data/Fax.
2. Printer recognized but not working. Printer is Canon i950.
3. Scanner recognized but not working. Scanner is Canon D1250U2F.
Above devices work well in Windows XP.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 11:05 AM   #7
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Installed Ubuntu

I am not a fan of Ubuntu - being that I began installing a variety of linux versions installing and using it before Redhat became popular: i.e.; I have seen many versions become popular and fade out. I wonder how Linspire will handle Ubuntu distribution agreements and public offerings.

Besides that, I had tried to re-install my mkd 10.2 on the hard drive I had on x86 and now is on amd64. I could run the Mandr* LE but it did not find the ECS MOBO ethernet port. Alas, installing Ubunto on other partitions, Ubuntu imediately discovered the ethernet upon install and updated the apt packages. (I guess they are packages too?)

One point scored for Ubuntu.

Minus points, I will have to relearn to admin linux if I continue to use it. I am not sure if I should try to install Mandriva 2007.

I think it is worth the try. Any comments on Mandriva for amd64?

gM
 
Old 02-15-2007, 11:13 PM   #8
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I use mandriva 2007 AMD 64 version, It seems to work good. no probs yet. but i am also a newb at linux.
 
  


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