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Old 07-14-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question CentOS 4 (x86_64 or i386)

Okay...I'm a Linux noob.

That said, I have a AMD Athlon 64 3500. I want to install CentOS 4.3 for dual-booting (I need my games). If I install the x86_64 version can I still install/run the i386 versions of software as I can in Windoze?

Old 07-14-2006, 11:33 AM   #2
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Yes in fact the CentOS-4.3 x86_64 install is a mixed-mode installation. This means that both x86 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit) applications work just fine.

You may want to only have some applications to be 32-bit only, firefox, mplayer and associated plugins(firefox) and/or codecs (mplayer and mplayerplug-in) come to mind.
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Thanks Lenard.

I'll give it a go this weekend.


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