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Old 08-25-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Suse 10.1 x64 installed as 32bit


I just upgraded my system to a 64 bit socket939 motherboard and an Athlon64 3500+.

I dowloaded OpenSuse 10.1 x86_64 DVD from novell and installed it.

Everything went fine. I even installed the Proprietary 64 bit ATI 3D driver for my Radeon 9800 Pro and they work fine.(I doubled my frame rate in Doom3 from my previous Athlon 2600+ rig!)

The thing is I didn't seem to be able to install any other apps in 64 bits because of dependencies that were not in 64 bit versions (Error messages) and also I could not get SMART Package manager to show me 64 bit software repositories.

I figured since I installed a 64 bit OS, the librairies and packages should also be in 64 bits fro the most part and 32 bit software would run in 32bit emulation.

It didn't seem this way to me.

So I got curious.I had assumed my OS was 64bit but just to see I typed "uname -m" in console and to my amazing surprise it outputed: "i686" NOT "x86_64".

What the heck is going on. Did I have to do something during the install of Suse 64 bit to activate this or is the OS suppose to install everything in 64 bit.

I don't get this. I seem to have a 32 bit system now...

Anyone?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:37 AM   #2
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Are you sure there is no chance that you simply clicked the wrong link and downloaded the 32-bit version? It certainly would not be the first time this happened to someone and I'll bit I've done it a few times.........

Something for sure does not sound right. I have installed 64-bit SUSE several times and as long as I have the proper base and other repositories set up correctly I never have a problem with SMART.

Keep at it. I have all the joys of making full use of my 64-bit architecture plus full 32-bit support when needed.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
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no...I dowloaded the right one and it is still on my disk so it's not that.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:48 PM   #4
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do you have /lib64 in your root directory?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:56 PM   #5
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Darn good point your making!

I just looked and I don't.

Nowhere to be found.

I redownloaded the dvd x64 torrent. I m going to reburn the disk and re install. The filename is:

SUSE-Linux-10.1-GM-DVD-x86_64.iso

I'm starting to think one of the Suse mirror contains a 32 bit version with the 64 bit title. Could that be?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:59 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Steel_J
I'm starting to think one of the Suse mirror contains a 32 bit version with the 64 bit title. Could that be?
Yup it could be. Human mistakes always happens. Maybe not yours but from the mirror could be as well. Remember to check the md5sum after downloading just to be sure.
I dropped using 64bits distros awhile ago. I didn't feel them properly supported. I might try again later
 
  


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