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Old 01-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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Can I install Linux 32 bits on system 64 bits?


Can I install Linux 32 bits on system 64 bits?
For example if I have cpu 64 bits, can I install ubuntu 32 bits?
If yes, all drivers will befor 32 bits, right?
 
Old 01-05-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Yes you can.
Correct. All drivers and apps will be 32bit.
Your system will not be taking advantage of your 64bit processor.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 11:37 AM   #3
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yes, you can
drivers would be 32 bit, yes.


You can also install 64 bit linux and run 32 bit programs on it if you need to. just install ia32libs I think?
 
Old 01-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #4
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The good news...

There may some loss of efficiency, but for normal home use, you probably won't see the difference. Support for some hardware is better in 32-bit, and therefor it may sometimes be a better choice.

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:04 AM   #5
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Yes, thta's why, for now I prefer to use 32 bits Linux, because as I see there arenor still good drivers fot 64 bits.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 07:49 AM   #6
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What drivers?
 
Old 01-06-2010, 07:56 AM   #7
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I just have seen in internet that many people tells that they have problems with 64bits drivers.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 08:49 AM   #8
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Nah, they are either old discussions or they haven't used x64 recently. A few apps like virtualbox, skype are still 32bits but they can be run and used within a multilib 64bit system as well. There's no driver problem anymore.
 
  


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