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Old 07-10-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Kernel version move from x86_64 to i686 in FC6 Possible?

Hey guys, I just want to know if it is possible moving a fresh Fedora Core 6 install kernel version from x86_64 to i686 like if you have the bug and need to switch from i586 to i686.

If this is possible, then how would I go about doing it (is it relatively the same as fixing i586 to i686)? If not, sorry for wasting your time.

I'm asking this as I need to know if I need to waste the time to download the 32bit version of FC6 as I already have the 64bit version iso(s).

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Old 07-10-2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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It is possible but not advisable nor easy, but one has to remember somethings may not work. The GUI Desktop should work but some applications may not, any 64-bit only installed applications will not work (say firefox for example).

Best idea is to first check if anything is missing beforehand, a test install of the kernel is a good start;

rpm -ivh kernel*.i686.rpm --test
yum install kernel.i686

If this is a fresh install as you say it would be wise to first update the system before attempting a 32-bit kernel installation;

yum update


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