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Old 11-16-2005, 01:03 PM   #1
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Slackware and 64bit intel processor

Ok, I'm new...
I've searched a lot in google and in the "search-tab" of the forum!

1)Nobody know if there is some problem installing slackware on new 64bit Intel processor?

2)And on dual-core?

3)Where can I find some kind of information about it?

Thank very much for your attention.
Old 11-16-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to =D

1) If the new Intel processor can parse the x86 instruction set there will be no problems.
2) You will need to enable SMP (afaik) to utilise the dual-cores properly.
3) Google for "x86_64", "slackware" and/or "slamd64". The "x86_64" search parameter will also bring up a lot of information in these forums.

You may find problems finding people who have actually tested slackware on these chips, but in theory, it will work.

- Piete.
Old 11-16-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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Yup slack will run on 64-bit processors and dual cores. You would have to enable SMP support and recompile the kernel. See my sig...



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