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Old 04-12-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Installing 64-bit RHEL on a 32-bit platform...Issues?


I expect this will work fine - Are there any real problems/issues with this deployment?
 
Old 04-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Besides that it won't work? No.

You can install a 32b env on a 64b processor, you can not do the reverse.

Edit: (this applies to windows, linux, etc... everything.)
Edit2:Can I run 64-bit programs on a 32-bit computer?
Edit3: Also, be aware there are some ways to 'cheat' this via virtualization and massive speed hits, but by and by, it doesn't work on bare metal.

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Old 04-12-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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What do you mean by "a 32 bit platform" and what do you mean by "on"?

Depending on your answer to that, the likely answer to the initial question of the thread is "can't be done".
 
Old 04-12-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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And.......why would you WANT to do this?
 
Old 04-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #5
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Maybe to have unified repository and/or support with only one arch. One less thing to worry.
 
Old 04-13-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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Then you would want to do the reverse-- there is less penalty even assuming you could get it to work at all the other way.
 
  


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