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Old 10-11-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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Does linux 2.4 have support for AMD64 bit processors??

hi ...

i am planning to buy a new system ... one with AMD64 bit processor...

And i need to install a new linux-2.4 kernel on it for my main project ..

I was wondering if linux-2.4 has support for AMD64..

I saw a X86_64 entry in the arch directory.. does it refer to amd64???


Old 10-11-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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Yeah x86_64 is for 64 Bit processors in general. Not 100% sure, but I think the kernel doesn't have anything to do with the architecture (Correct me if I'm wrong)

Old 10-11-2005, 10:51 AM   #3
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It's all about the compiler. You can compile your kernel on any platform provided it has a suitable compiler. gcc works for X86_64 architecture. Therefore, you can compile your kernel for your amd64, and chances are high that you can find an already compiled kernel for your architecture on google.


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