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Old 11-21-2004, 01:26 PM   #1
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Can I install 9.2-32bit on a 64 bit system?


Can I install 9.2-32bit on a 64 bit system?
How do i do this? Just put in the 32 bit installation cds?

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Old 11-21-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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should work --but of course won't work the other way around

Also you might find some particular 32 bit features migh not work so install as "bog standard" intel processor 1X586.

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Old 11-21-2004, 01:48 PM   #3
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How do I set that?
thanks for the fast reply!
 
Old 11-21-2004, 01:53 PM   #4
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In most cases this isn't possable since the install will not find a kernel on the 32-bit disk for the 64-bit processor. for an AMD Athlon-64 in theory a 32-bit kernel should still run but I'm guessing that SuSE, or any other Distro for that matter, won't compile a 32-bit kernel to work on a Athlon-64 since it makes much more sense to compile a 64-bit kernel. Mind you I'm no expert on compiling kernels and it may be that it does just take a simple recompile and not a whole different kernel structure to work on a 64-bit system, but eather way the 32-bit SuSE disks do not have a kernel for a 64-bit chip on them so the installer will most likely freeze up while trying to read your system hardware and you won't be able to install. I ran into this issue while trying to trouble shoot a friends Athlon-64 system a few weeks ago using a SuSe live-eval disk. It took me a moment, after wondering why it wouldn't get past the system check part of the boot process, to figure out that the live-eval disks don't have a 64-bit kernel on them.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 04:54 PM   #5
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That's ridiculous, because all current AMD 32 bti systems can run natively in 32...
That's how windows installs...



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Old 11-21-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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What you should do is install suse 9.2 x86-64 and then run any 32-bit apps withe linux32. See here:
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...showtopic=8330

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