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- Apr 2010
2 Questions About Dual Booting 32 & 64 bit OS
I'm currently dual booting ubuntu and XP 32 bit operating systems and am considering switching to a 64 bit linux OS because way back when I first installed ubuntu I chose an i686 architecture instead of AMD64 when I first installed ubuntu.
So My first question is if I switch from i686 to AMD on my AMD Athlon 64 X2 +3800 will I stand to gain a performance boost of any sort.
My second partition partition contains Windows XP Pro and I figure if I reformat my ext4 partition containing ubuntu I will just back up all my important files to my NFTS partition.
However will I have any troubles mounting and using files from the NFTS partition containing 32 bit XP from an AMD64 Linux OS?
Last edited by Hilariousity2; 04-19-2010 at 08:20 AM. Reason: because I can LOL
I agree with Irithori, but would add that 64 bit can also cause problems with flash player (and maybe others also) - you need to do some messing around for not much gain...- Clouds don't crash - Bertrand Meyer
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Athlon64 X2 3800 - 1G PC3200 - 250G SATA - ati radeon x300
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- arch linux
I'd have to agree with the others and say "no" to both questions. If you have more than 4GB of RAM, I'd definitely recommend going with 64-bit Linux. Otherwise, it's a matter of personal choice. All that said, I've been running 64-bit for about 2 years now and have never had any issues with it, so it's highly unlikely that I'd ever downgrade to 32-bit Linux.oz